Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week
Date Added: 02/02/2016
No form of sexual abuse or sexual violence is ever OK – this is our message as we support the first Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (1-7 February).
We and our partners from charities, local authorities and law enforcement agencies across the country will be sharing awareness and prevention messages around sexual offences, with the aim of deterring offenders and encouraging those who have been a victim of abuse to come forward.
Throughout the week Bedfordshire Police will focus on different themes relating to sexual abuse and violence, ranging from non-recent offences, abuse within domestic relationships, child sexual exploitation, rape and serious sexual offences.
Daily updates and messages will be posted on our website and Facebook, as well as @bedspolice on Twitter.
Follow the hashtag #ItsNotOk to get involved in the conversation.
Sadly, anyone can be a victim of sexual abuse and sexual violence – of any age, gender, religious or social background. Atrocious crimes like these can also take place between people who know each other, married couples, within families and on rare occasions at the hands of strangers.
It’s Not OK.
We take every allegation incredibly seriously, and would reassure victims that there is absolutely no need to feel ashamed in reporting what’s happened.
Follow the hashtag #ItsNotOk on Twitter to get involved in the conversation about Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.