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Labour launches campaign to prevent child abuse

Today, Tuesday 19 January, Sarah Champion MP, Shadow Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence, has launched Dare2Care, a campaign aimed at preventing child abuse.

The website, www.dare2care.org.uk – the first of its kind - created with industry experts, has gone live today, the day of the campaign launch, to provide a hub for people to share their experiences as well as offer resources to support young people, professionals and parents.

Speaking after the launch, Sarah said:

“The horror and scale of child exploitation has shocked me to the core, and I have become increasingly frustrated that we only seem to act once the crime has been committed.  I believe it is time to lead the cultural fightback, starting with Dare2Care, to make sure that all children are properly supported and informed to prevent abuse happening.”

Dare2Care will be a national campaign, bringing survivors, parents, young people and professionals together at roundtables taking place throughout spring 2016 where stories, ideas and solutions will be shared and used to inform policy changes.

Since being elected as MP for Rotherham in 2012, Sarah has campaigned consistently against the sexual exploitation of children and plans to use Dare2Care to tackle the assumption that abuse is inevitable and to challenge relationship violence.

The website can be found at: www.dare2care.org.uk

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