As you would expect, we are very aware of the need to protect our students against any threat of CSE (child sexual exploitation), and are not only working hard in the Academy to safeguard against this, but also liaising with our Local Authority (mainly via the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board).
Spot the Signs: Series of Child Exploitation and Missing Posters (Catch22)
Catch22 design and deliver services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities across the UK. One of their aims is to improve the lives of children, young people and families by understanding the emotional and social issues that they face.
Catch22 have produced a series of posters to raise awareness of Child Criminal Exploitation in it many forms. Posters already published include:
- How gangs recruit and coerce young people
- Push and Pull Factors: what causes a child to go missing
- Different Dangers, Same Signs
- Positive relationships break the CSE cycle
- Spot the Signs– a poster for parents
- Think Boys and CSE
- Staying Safe Online
You can find the posters here: https://www.catch-22.org.uk/news/spot-the-signs-cse-awareness-poster-hub/
Part of this work is to help raise the awareness of our parents to these potential dangers, and we are pleased to offer free elearning training to our parents to help spot and deal with signs of CSE.