Our Campaign

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Remember – you can view and download all our BAVEX campaign materials from our Google Drive.

This includes posters, videos and other graphics for different social media platforms. Please do share them far and wide!

Our latest campaign

As we enter the school holidays, many parents will be considering sending their children to summer holiday activity schemes.

So many of these programmes are fantastic and provide excellent experiences for children. We now all recognise the value and importance of sport and physical activity for our children, especially following the prolonged period in lockdown.

However, parents and carers should reassure themselves before you send your child to any summer activity: have you done your due diligence on where you are sending your child to?

Have you asked the right questions of your provider about how they are going to keep your child safe? Do you know the right questions to ask?

To help parents with these questions, we are launching the ‘Safe to Play’ campaign here in Bedfordshire. This series of videos developed by Sport England and the NWG Network help parents understand how to keep their children safe in sport and ask the right questions.

We are lucky that some of our brilliant sports clubs in Bedfordshire are supporting this initiative, alongside the likes of Bedfordshire Police, the Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU), Luton, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils.

We all have an ongoing commitment to promote the safety and wellbeing of every child in Bedfordshire.

Our previous campaigns

The #EndChildExploitation campaign banner

We are raising awareness of the exploitation of children. 

This includes raising awareness around the dangers of cannabis edibles, two new apps to help keep young people in Bedfordshire safe, as well as general awareness raising including a Facebook Live webinar for parents and carers.

Catch up with the webinar on Facebook.

A graphic from our parents campaign, raising awareness that young people can be exploited
Do you now you are talking to online? This image reminds you that not everyone is who they say they are.

The campaign materials for our Parents campaign are split into assets for Facebook and Instagram – click on the links to see more.

For more information, visit the campaign homepage on the Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit website.

The campaign materials for our children and young people campaign are split into those for Snapchat and YouTube – click on the links to see more.

For more information about the signs to spot and where to get help, visit our child sexual exploitation page.

Download the spot the signs posters
for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Download the graphics for

Extra Campaign Material