Child Sexual Exploitation Campaign Toolkit

Child Sexual Exploitation

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Child Sexual Exploitation
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Terrorism

Modern Slavery

Child Sexual Exploitation

Serious Violence

Loneliness and Vulnerability

Toolkits

To help you raise awareness among your community about child sexual exploitation and how to spot the signs, we’ve compiled a range of free campaign materials that you can use to educate and inform people in your neighbourhood.  Some of these are aimed at parents and adults; others at children and young people themselves.

RESOURCES INCLUDE:

  • Leaflets that you can print off and put through people’s letterboxes, or forward to them via email.

  • Online materials such as campaign websites, videos, GIFs and graphics that you can forward by email or share on social media sites such as your Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group or Twitter feed.

  • A Powerpoint presentation that you can use to run a public meeting to launch the campaign.

  • A template campaign action plan.  You don’t have to follow this to the letter, but it provides some ideas for how to use the toolkit materials as part of a multi-week awareness and prevention campaign.

  • A template cover letter, that you can use to introduce child sexual exploitation and this information pack/toolkit to your Neighbourhood Watch members, by email or as a Facebook post.

Printable resources

LEAFLETS

Barnardo’s has published a set of tailored advice leaflets for parents and young people across the UK. You can download them below in both English and Welsh.

For children and young people

spot_the_signs_cyp.pdf
spot_the_signs_cyp_cymru.pdf

For adults

spot_the_signs_parents.pdf
spot_the_signs_parent_cymru.pdf

Avon and Somerset Police has a leaflet, ‘Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation’ on their domestic abuse campaign website.  Download it here.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has a very informative leaflet for parents called Parents Protect.  The Welsh language version is here.

Online resources

WEBSITES

For children and young people

www.thinkuknow.co.uk is a website from the CEOP that aims to empower and protect young people from the harms of sexual abuse and exploitation through education.  There are sections for young people, parents, and teachers and children’s workers.

Barnardo’s has created a website called Real Love Rocks, described as an online space all about raising awareness around child sexual exploitation and what a healthy and safe relationship is.  It has sections for parents, professionals and young people themselves.

For adults

Barnardo’s has a range of training and consultancy services to support adults to understand sexual exploitation and respond appropriately.

NSPCC has lots of online resources to help parents keep their kids safe on the internet.  The ‘Share Aware’ section on their website contains advice about how to talk to children about staying safe online, exploring their online world together, managing their settings and controls, and agreeing rules for what’s ok and what’s not.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has a website for parents all about child sexual abuse; its section on child sexual exploitation is here.  They also have a website called StopItNow! with a host of materials to raise awareness and prevent child sexual abuse.

PACE (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation) is a charity founded by the parent of a young person who became a victim of sexual exploitation.  It offers help and support to affected parents so that they can respond effectively to their child’s situation. Their website is here.

VIDEOS

For children and young people

CEOP has made an interactive film called First to a Million, which is aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds and follows a group of teens in their battle to reach a million views online by making increasingly outrageous films.  At each step the viewer gets to choose what the characters do next, teaching teens how easy it is to end up in a risky situation.

The NSPCC has made an animation about a girl taken in by her ‘boyfriend’ Jay.  Watch The Story of Jay here.

For adults

CEOP has produced four short films for parents about how to deal with your teenagers sharing nude selfies.

The Department for Education is currently running a campaign against child abuse with the strapline ‘If you think it, report it’.  There are four interactive films about spotting the signs of child abuse here.

GIFs and GRAPHICS

The Department of Education has created two animated GIFs and five graphics to share on social media. Find these in the Downloads section below.

SMARTPHONE APPS

For children and young people

Barnardo’s has launched an award-winning smartphone app called Wud u? that aims to show young people the behaviours that could put them at risk of being sexually exploited, through illustrated, interactive stories.

ChildLine has launched a smartphone app called Zipit, which children and young people can use to send witty images if they are pressured to send explicit ones.  “The app that helps you get flirty chat back on track” also has a flirting guide with tips on how to navigate intimate chats. It can be downloaded for free on the App Store or Google Play.

NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to create the Net Aware app to help parents to keep up to speed with new sites, apps and games as they appear and the risks they present. Net Aware updates parents with the latest reviews, news and risks about sites their children are using and provides tips and advice to keep them safe online.  Find out more here.

SERVICES

There are likely to be dedicated services in your local area that support children impacted by child sexual abuse.  Contact your local council to find out what services there are in your area.

DOWNLOADS

Child Sexual Exploitation Powerpoint presentation

You can use this slide presentation to run a public meeting to launch the campaign.

Child Sexual Exploitation template campaign plan

A suggestion for how to use the toolkit materials in a multi-week awareness and prevention campaign.

Child Sexual Exploitation template cover letter

To use to introduce this pack/toolkit to your Neighbourhood Watch members via via or Facebook