We are delighted that once again the support for the National Awareness Day has been amazing with events taking place all over the country
Thank you to everyone who has supported the day so far.
Here is this weeks listings:
Isles of Scilly Council’s Children’s Services department and local police officers will be taking part in a local radio station interview to talk about #CSEDay17 and raise awareness of CSE.
Police will be attending an evening at the local Youth Hub and talking to the young people about CSE and keeping themselves safe.
Thursday 23rd March, will see Council’s Children’s Services department staff and police will taking to the main street in town to hand out leaflets and talk to the general public about CSE.
The Isle of Scilly Children’s Services web page will show a #CSEDay17 message and encouraging the #HelpingHands campaign and making pledges themselves. The Councils main website will advertise events taking place on Scilly over CSE week.
LSCBs of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council are jointly holding an event on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at Nottingham Girls’ High School to showcase the work of local agencies in the area of CSE. Presentations will include Nottinghamshire Police, NSPCC, The Children’s Society and many more. The winner of the Nottinghamshire Schools’ Internet Safety Commercial Competition 2016 (which focussed on the dangers of sexting) will also be announced
Merton Police – The CSE team at Merton Police, together with the Licensing Team, Police Officers, and Partner Agencies will be conducting visits with local businesses as part of a plan of local engagement aiming to prevent and raise awareness of CSE.
Merton Safer Schools Police Officers will also be taking part in numerous activities in all of the High Schools during the week, including; Pop UP Stalls, Work Shops, Surgeries, and Special Assemblies – some will have a special focus on ‘Sexting’. Our Schools Officers will also be taking part in presentations at Morden Civic Centre. Presentations from Organisations and Charities including CEOP, BRECK Foundation, Metro, Barnardos and others will be taking place in the Morden Council Chambers. Some presentations will have an emphasis on Gang involvement too.
Our Police Cadets will also be taking part in workshops together.
Merton Police will also have a Pop Up Stall at Morden Civic Centre with literature available.
Warwickshire Police – will be running a CSE awareness week beginning on Monday 13 March, promoting the multi-agency communications campaign ‘Something’s Not Right ‘ and its new refreshed information website. The week of activity will raise awareness of types of #CSE on each day including online grooming and peer exploitation.
West Mercia Police – is launching a public campaign ‘Tell Someone’ on 13 March, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation. The campaign places a great emphasis on an educational and preventative approach, aiming to dispel myths and raise awareness that ‘sexual exploitation can happen to any child, any where’.
Loudmouth – will be busy in the week leading up to #CSEDay17 :
13th March: running Helping Hands, our Primary School theatre in education programme at Grangehurst Primary School in Coventry and delivering ‘Working for Marcus’ at a High School in Staffordshire. This is part of a wider schools tour funded by Staffordshire Moorlands Safety Partnership.
14th March: showcasing our CSE programmes at an event for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Public Health Department. The Home Office have supported Dudley Public Health to fund Loudmouth Education & Training’s redevelopment and tour of Helping Hands. The programme is being supported by the NSPCC. Helping Hands is an innovative theatre in education programme that uses performances and interactive workshop techniques to help children aged 8-11 years old to stay safe in their interactions with others.
We are also working at Milking Bank Primary School in Dudley running Helping Hands; Jubilee Park Primary School in Sandwell delivering Helping Hands and Triple Crown PRU in Solihull with Working For Marcus.
15th March: working with students at Exhall Grange Special School in Warwickshire with our theatre in education CSE programme Working For Marcus. This is funded by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council.
16th March:Running Working For Marcus with students at Etone College in Nuneaton. This is funded by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council.
Also working with students at Stourbridge College with our CSE theatre in education programme Working For Marcus that has been part funded by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.
We will be working with Year 5 & 6 at Our Lady of the Assumption Primary in Coventry with Helping Hands our newly updated theatre in programme part funded by the Home Office and supported by the NSPCC.
17th March: working with students at Hall Green School in Birmingham and President Kennedy School in Coventry with our CSE programme Working For Marcus.
We are also delivering training for Slough Borough Council
Metropolitan Police – Friday 17th March in Holborn which has three main themes:
CSE in London
Listening to Young People
In addition to local awareness, there will be material on the Intranet as we are working to highlight CSE internally. Also there will be targeted Facebook messages on the following 4 Boroughs: Enfield / Havering / Ealing / Croydon
Detective Superintendent John Macdonald, DC Kiran Bratch and A/DI Paul Sonigra have been invited to appear on a LIVE show on MATV which broadcast on Sky TV channel 793 on Saturday 11th March 2017 between 7pm and 8pm to talk about CSE and promote awareness within the Asian Community.
The topics / subjects we will be covering are as follows:
1. The London CSE picture.
2. Statistical information i.e.number of referrals of CSE and breakdown (if possible) of those coming from an Asian / BME background.
3. Information regarding the National CSE Awareness Day 18th March 2017 and our key messages. London’s commitment to CSE, emerging trends, successes and how the work being done reflects the national drive/commitment Online abuse, key messages and advice for professionals/parents How the Met engage with Young People and capture the voice of the Young person to inform practice
4. Useful Video’s i.e. Kayleigh’s Love Story (produced by Leicestershire Constabulary), Can You See It & Can You Stop It (produced by Metropolitan Police Service).
5. Organisations that may help victims/survivors (like Barnardo’s, Childline, Victim Support, NSPCC, Havens, PACE) and any others we feel appropriate.
6. Encourage communities/families/friends to report CSE cases to the police in London and confirm that we do not judge/criticise victims/survivors and that we will listen to them and assist them in their investigations.
During the programme we will be showing the video produced by Leicester Constabulary called Kayleigh’s Love Story which has been produced in several different Asian languages.
Brighton and Hove and East Sussex-The WiSE Project will be supporting the NWG’s #HelpingHands campaign by promoting it in the 14 secondary schools we support with group work sessions, professional support and consultation. Group sessions cover healthy relationships, CSE and grooming, online safety, consent, gender identity, expectations and sexual attitudes. Through these sessions and teacher training we will be encouraging all schools to promote the NWG campaign along with our #WISEUP2017 campaign, students will be encouraged to make their pledges using social media in a positive way and use the hashtags stated above. The WiSE Project will also be updating social media for local events and information whilst working alongside YMCA Downslink Group to raise awareness and makes pledges within our Youth Advice Centre and Right Here projects.
West Sussex is embracing #CSEDay17 to further highlight the work being done in partnership to raise awareness of CSE locally and help communities realise that sadly, CSE can and does affect children and young people across the County.
We will be joining in with the NWG Thunderclap and #helpinghands campaign and promoting our local CSE campaign page www.westsussex.gov.uk/cse which contains a number of free to download resources, links and advice for young people, teachers, parents/carers and professionals.
Engaging young people continues to be a priority across West Sussex. School children in years 8-11 have been completing questionnaires about their levels of knowledge about CSE, grooming and consent which will inform a larger evaluation into schools provision this year. The charity Asphaleia has started it’s five year project for children living in West Sussex and will provide 1-1 intervention for identified children at-risk of CSE, preventative workshops for year 6 children in pilot sites, support to parents whose children are receiving support and mentoring/group work with a small cohort of young people at risk of becoming perpetrators of CSE
In addition, we are mid-way through another tour of AlterEgo’s production Chelsea’s Choice. Funded by West Sussex County Council for a third year and offered to every secondary school, alternative provision centre and key children’s homes across the county.
West Sussex Safeguarding Children’s Board have funded Barnardo’s to deliver Real Love Rocks training sessions to teachers across West Sussex. These sessions have been well-received and will continue into the new financial year. This is being supported by a dedicated schools CSE pack which has been sent to all schools across West Sussex and includes a young persons quiz, suggested lesson planning and a booklet for SEND children.
West Sussex is fully embracing the contextual safeguarding approach to tackling CSE, and the concept was formally launched at a recent community safety conference.
In the run-up to #CSEDay17, desk-top messages about CSE will be shown on all West Sussex County Council staff computer screens and specialist social media content will be uploaded including some paid advertising for our target at-risk groups. In addition, a series of staff and practitioner e-newsletters are being finalised with daily broadcasts during the working days either side of the 18th on a series of themes including training & awareness opportunities, the role of schools, young people and social media, the internet and helping parents and carers spot the signs. For professionals, our refreshed procedures and guidance documents will be relaunched, along with our CSE screening and risk assessment tool.
Reading Borough Council, Reading Local Safeguarding Children Board and Thames Valley Police, in partnership with a number of local voluntary sector organisations will be hosting a Community Awareness event and 5k Fun Run (R.A.C.E – Reading Against Sexual Exploitation) on Saturday 18thMarch.
In the week leading up to #CSEDay17 Chelsea’s Choice drama production will also be running in most of the local secondary schools with an evening session also available for parents/carers
Doncaster Child Sexual Exploitation Team – Online safety information for parents / carers and how to report concerns has been printed in a local magazine and delivered to 16,500 homes. This information has also been sent to local primary schools and put on their face book
CSE awareness education delivery to Head Teachers
#HelpingHands picture for local media
Further taxi driver training
Outreach work in the local Asda store to raise awareness of online safety
CSE awareness to post 16 young mums
Evening session to be delivered in partnership with school nurses to local residents in the area to deliver messages around good touch / bad touch and the CSE team to deliver messages regarding online safety
The week leading up to #CSEDay17 secondary schools across Doncaster will receive information via assembly regarding online safety. For primary schools this will also revisit ‘Alright Charlie’ resource.
Online safety and SPOT the signs will also be put on local Facebook and Intranet
Within some secondary schools there will also be displays to raise awareness of CSE delivered by school nurses within lunch break.
If you would like to tell us about your events please email [email protected]gnetwork.org
If you have any write ups/press releases or pictures from your events we would love to see and share them.
Please use #CSEDay17 and #HelpingHands for social media, plus Text VOICE to 70007 if you wish to support the NWG network.
If you know of an event taking place in your area please do let us know.
The NWG Team