Published on 03-09-2018 11:05
The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) hosted its first stakeholder engagement meeting that saw Assistant Commissioners from around the country join representatives from key government departments to discuss the development of the Centre.
Deputy Commissioner Transnational Serious and Organised Crime Karl Kent opened the meeting encouraging inter-agency collaboration and engagement in the implementation of the ACCCE.
“Today represents the opportunity to understand how child exploitation impacts on agencies and the wider community. Today we want to identify the golden standard for the centre," said Deputy Commissioner Kent.
“Although the ACCCE is AFP lead, the hub will allow us to engage with key experts. Today we can discuss what we can achieve collaboratively."
Built on four pillars (4Ps) to prevent, prepare, pursue and protect children and vulnerable persons through a foundation of partnership, the establishment of the ACCCE will bring together a world-leading approach, incorporating key stakeholders and partners, and driving a national effort to combat the global epidemic of child exploitation.
A range of agencies were represented including Australian Border Force, Department of Home Affairs, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Institute of Criminology, AUSTRAC, Department of Social Services, the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner and State and Territory police.