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Scunthorpe-produced film to raise awareness of child exploitation

The latest film from our Not In Our Community Campaign, produced in Scunthorpe, is launched on Wednesday 23rd June. Called ‘Trapped’, the film aims to educate viewers on the issues surrounding child exploitation and encourages people to report incidents as quickly as possible. Trapped is a true North Lincolnshire production, with young people from the area

Launch of e-learning platform to raise awareness of child exploitation

NIOC Interact is a comprehensive e-learning platform dedicated to education about grooming leading to sexual and criminal exploitation. NIOC Interact is the fourth element of the Not In Our Community 5-in-5 campaign, bringing new and exciting, locally co-produced resources launched across the Humberside Police force area every week over 5 weeks. #5in5 Films produced and released

Launch of Interactive Film on Child Criminal Exploitation

The latest in a trio of films about child criminal exploitation has been launched today. Ryan’s Story follows the launch of Alfie’s Story and Chloe’s Story, and gives viewers a chance to make choices on behalf of Ryan, a young person facing difficult decisions. Watch and take part in Ryan’s Story at The film was

Launch of Exploitation Animation

The Humber Modern Slavery Partnership and local award-winning production company My Pockets have produced an animation and resource pack for Not In Our Community to be used by teachers, parents and support workers to educate 10–12 year-olds on the dangers of Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation. The animation, called ‘Anywhere Kids’ is the second stage

Not In Our Community Report Published

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has published the latest Not In Our Community (NIOC) report as part of an ongoing commitment to raising awareness in grooming and exploitation of young people and across our communities. Alongside our successful social media campaign, we produce resources and stories based on real life events that

(No More) County Lines Music Video Launched

A new music video, aimed at raising awareness of child exploitation and specifically County Lines, was launched on Tuesday 25 May at Albemarle Music Centre in Hull. The music video, ‘(No More) County Lines’, has been produced as part of a continuing collaboration between Hull-based hip-hop collective The Beats Bus, creative agency INIT Creative and

Michael’s Story: A new way to share stories through social media

Michael’s Story is an innovative new alternative ending victim story which was shared across Instagram in individual parts and then as story albums on Facebook, with each alternative ending shared separately. With each Instagram post, an interactive Instagram story with questions related to each part was added at the same time, allowing followers to get


A catfish is someone who is using a fake (or not entirely truthful) profile to trick you into a relationship or friendship. Groomers might do this to appear younger, more attractive, more likeable/approachable or to target multiple victims at once. Catfishing is used to gain your trust, to get sexts/nudes from you, to get closer

Raising Awareness of Online Perpetrators

During the Coronavirus lockdowns, NIOC has continued to raise awareness of online grooming and warn young people that perpetrators may not be obvious to spot. The image shown below aim to show that perpetrators might not be ‘creepy old men’, they can be women, non-binary, friendly, popular, the same age as you and might even

Spot the signs

Our spot the signs cartoons include some of the warning signs of grooming and exploitation to look out for. Take note of any changes you’ve noticed in young people around you that could be a warning sign.  How many signs can you see? Find answers and more cartoons on the Protect Friends page.