Schools Project: Child Sexual Exploitation & On-line Safety
Gaining the Views of Year 6 and Year 8 Pupils
Essex Safeguarding Children Board has been seeking your co-operation and support to gain information in helping us understand how aware children are of healthy relationships, CSE and on line safety. Young people have been telling us that they want schools to be involved on this subject and that providing information about healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships both directly and online, and child sexual exploitation is really important to them. They see schools as a place they can ask for help, all of this we can support further across Essex.
We have collected views (over 600 responses from Year 6 and over 2500 responses for year 8) and will be feeding back soon, but parents can still contribute by completing the survey below.
PARENTS CAN CONTRIBUTE:
We would very much value your views about child sexual exploitation and children’s on-line safety, it is important that we understand what your views are so that we can ensure that agencies across Essex are delivering the right support. Parents and families are often secondary victims of child sexual exploitation, they are also in the best position to pick up and spot early warning signs of exploitation happening, so it is crucial that we build ways to listen to children, young people and parents, raise awareness, and consider how we tackle child sexual exploitation together.
Parents On-Line Survey
We know that our seafront communities are a popular gathering place for young people, but this comes with a risk, and research has shown higher levels of CSE incidents in these locations.
So that’s why we’re now targeting our successful countywide I Didn’t Know campaign to our regions seafronts.
Leisure industry employees, particularly those working at night, are the eyes and ears of Essex’s streets. With the help of our communities, we can make the county a safer place to live and work.
Leisure industry staff may encounter victims of child sexual exploitation when they visit their venue to meet their abusers or to engage in sexual activity with them on or around the premises. They may also grow familiar with the people involved due to repeated visits.
This community safety booklet contains lots of information for those working in leisure industries to help them play their vital role in protecting the county’s young people from abuse.