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  • Bogus callers and rogue traders - Most people who call at your home will be genuine. But sometimes people can try to trick their way into your home to steal your valuables and money, or they may be calling to offer services or goods and could overcharge you.
  • Child sexual exploitation - If a child is either encouraged or forced to take part in a sexual act, often in return for affection, drugs, alcohol or a place to stay, it’s child sexual exploitation or CSE.

  • Domestic abuse - If you’re suffering physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse, or are being intimidated or threatened by a current or previous partner or family member over 16, you’re a victim of domestic abuse.

  • Female genital mutilation - FGM also known as ‘female circumcision’ or ‘cutting’ is a term for procedures which partially or totally remove external genital organs, or cause injury to them, for cultural or non-medical reasons. FGM is considered to be child abuse in the UK

  • Fraud and cyber crime - Anyone can be affected, but those most in need of extra support are often targeted. It's important you know how you can protect yourself and your family.

  • Fraudulent or scam calls - If you receive an unsolicited phone call, email or social media message from anyone claiming to represent Kent Fire and Rescue Service, you can check if it's a genuine call by contacting us. KFRS will never ask for any financial information - all services provided are free of charge.

  • Hate crime - If you or someone you know has experienced hate crime, even if fire hasn't played a factor, we work with Kent Police and other agencies, and together we can offer a service to help you and them feel safer at home.

  • Honour based abuse and forced marriage - It's not about religion, it's about culture, beliefs and customs and an expectation that people should behave in a certain way. Not doing so can be seen as bringing 'shame' or 'dishonour' on individuals, a family or a community.

  • Mate crime - Can happen to anyone but children and adults with learning difficulties are especially a target. It's committed when someone ‘makes friends’ with a person but goes on to abuse or exploit that person instead.

  • Safeguarding - We are committed to protecting and supporting everyone. We recognise, and respond to, the risks from fire, road traffic collisions and other life threatening scenarios and across a broader range of themes associated with those who may be at risk from harm. 

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