The ‘It’s not OK’ campaign has been organised by New Roots Housing Project, in partnership with the NSPCC and Retford Post-16 Centre. We hope that the campaign will help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and encourage people to get help if they suspect abuse, or are being abused themselves.
New Roots offers support and accommodation to homeless or vulnerably-housed young people in Bassetlaw. We provide a bespoke service to more than 30 young people and their families in a variety of properties across the area.
We offer support to both single young people aged 16-21, and also to young parents aged 16-19.
Ultimately, it is the aim of New Roots to support all of our young people to develop independent living skills and move on to suitable, permanant accommodation.
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
Retford Post 16 Centre works with local partners to offer a wide range of courses, while retaining all the benefits of the sixth form/post-16 experience.
We need everyone’s help to protect children and young people: Sexual abuse is never OK.