On the 4th March 2017, Charlotte Baines and Cathy Kioko-Gilligan participated in the Night Challenge event hosted by Humberside Police for the third year running. Around 150 young people, aged between 13 years -18 years undertook an overnight orienteering event, which required them to complete 6 challenges along the route in Brantingham Dale.
The theme of the event this year was Child Sexual Exploitation, dealing with potential risks, and how to avoid becoming a victim. The court scene hosted by Wilberforce Barristers Chambers, portrayed the sentencing of a young person and adult. Participants had to consider the appropriate sentences, and the culpability of the offenders. The scenario was developed to challenge the young people’s perceptions of the degree of culpability of both facilitators and perpetrators.
The event was yet again a great success involving a number of agencies, such as HM Coastguard and Humberside Fire and Rescue, working in partnership and volunteering to deliver every aspect of the Night Challenge. Wilberforce Barristers would like to thank the participants and supporters who took part in the event and look forward to being involved in future events.
We very much hope the event will again be recognised in the Howard League Community Programmes Award, in the Policing and Children category, having made runner up in last two years, and wish all the best of luck!