A British organisation has established a multi-agency board to advise on tackling child sex abuse throughout Vietnam.

The group, known as the British Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, has drawn 20 governmental and non-governmental organisations together to share information, create joint education and awareness campaigns.

It will also help security forces protect victims and, because of its origins, target known British child-sex offenders in Vietnam.

The Chief Executive of the British group, Jim Gamble, said he had shared expertise in many fields with his Vietnamese counterparts.

This included helping Vietnamese police arrest known foreign sex offenders who think they can hide in Southeast Asian countries.

He said the group aimed to become an efficient organisation providing information relevant to local need and demand.

The British Ambassador to Vietnam, Mark Kent, said he welcomed the cooperation between child protection groups in both nations.

He said this was good news for children and a serious warning to offenders.

“Nothing is more terrible than young children of any nationality who are trafficked or abused in any way,” he said. The new group is modeled on others already established in Cambodia and Thailand. Any organisation wishing to help should contact website www.ceop.police.uk.

Source: VNA