A Parents Protect Awareness Session will be held at the Jamestown Community Centre tomorrow evening, Tuesday 24 March 2015, starting at 7pm. This particular session, for parents, carers and other adults of Pilling Primary School, centres around a 90-minute presentation.

The Safeguarding Directorate, in conjunction with the Police, has been organising these sessions since December 2014 on St Helena and Ascension Island.

The presentation raises public awareness of child sexual abuse and provides positive messages about what can be done to protect children. The session focuses on dispelling common myths about child sex offences and offenders, while at the same time providing parents and carers with sound information which will help them to keep their children safe.

The presentation also offers a better understanding of how convicted sex offenders are managed by the Police, probation and other statutory and voluntary bodies on release into the community.

SHG

23 March 2015

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