Northamptonshire Police have launched the second phase of a Child Sexual Exploitation awareness campaign .
Striking new visuals were unveiled which will be displayed across the county.
Detective Inspector Richard Tompkins, who leads the multi-agency team RISE (Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation), gave an update on the current picture relating to the team s activity:
” RISE is currently supporting 47 children (11-17 years old).
” Referrals have increased 50% in the last four months.
” Police officers are currently managing over 40 investigations.
” Arrests significantly increased since the first three-month media campaign was launched in March this year.