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TV Soap storyline helps to highlight issue of child grooming

Release Date: 17 Feb 2017

ITV’s Coronation Street has been screening scenes in which teenager Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) is being groomed by a much older man, Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper). Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan says the storyline shines a light on an important yet little talked about issue.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan says the Coronation Street storyline shines a light on an important yet little talked about issue.

He said:

It will help audiences to recognise the signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation and help prevent children being abused.

Barnardo's workers see first-hand how this crime devastates young lives and help them pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives.

The more awareness there is, the more chance we have of keeping children from harm.

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