The Children’s Society has launched its new Seriously Awkward campaign. The campaign looks at vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds who are not yet adults but do not receive the same legal protection as younger children. The key points about the campaign are:
- Vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds are being let down by the law and not getting basic protections to keep them safe, healthy and happy.
- They are more likely to go missing or be victims of violent crime than any other age, as well as being a high risk group for sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Yet they are the least protected from abuse and neglect.
- The Children’s Society wants to change the law to protect 16 and 17 year olds from harm, abuse and neglect.