Our 6th National Exploitation Awareness Day (#CEADay20) is just 12 days away: 18th March 2020
With less than two weeks to go until this years awareness day plans for events are well under way across the UK.
If you have not taken a look at our new #CEADay20 guide yet you are missing tips, key messages and suggested social media posts to help make your event a success.
The guide is available as a free download HERE
Our new Spot the Signs poster (free download from our dedicated Awareness and Campaign website https://stop-cse.org/ssss/ ) is proving very popular with over 700 downloads in the past month, it can also be purchased along with other resources such as lapel stickers and wristbands from our updated online shop
#HelpingHands pledges are nice again a popular way to raise awareness across social media – we also use these images throughout the year on social media and NWG event publicity as part of our awareness raising efforts.
Details of events taking place can be viewed on our Live Events 2020 map – you can also use the form at the bottom of the map to let us know details of your event.
Events so far:
Amersham County Council Offices– Awareness Raising stall with leaflets, posters and stickers
Aylesbury County Council Office – Awareness Raising stall with leaflets, posters and stickers
Doncaster – Police training package to be disseminated to district CSE leads – Training to be delivered locally to 6 x identified hotels Key message, any concerns call 999 and quote ‘Op Make safe’.
Child exploitation team to deliver one hour awareness sessions to all year 8 pupils prior to 18th March and after 18th March
Alright Charlie to be delivered to targeted primary schools year 5 and year 6 pupils.
Information on indicators and to “Say Something” to be put on health and social care website and Facebook pages.
Newsletter to be sent to primary and secondary education provisions regarding what CSE is , indicators and how to report.
Hertfordshire Constabulary – For this year’s National CSE Awareness Day, Hertfordshire Constabulary will be encouraging staff and partners to write key #HelpingHands messages on their hands and post pictures to social media. For staff who are reluctant to write on their hands (for example last year we had senior officers who didn’t want to write on their hands ahead of going in to meetings/conferences) we will be printing some large hands for them to write and pose with.
Leeds – Leeds City College are running an event on CSE on the 18th March 2020 – to raise awareness and make pupils aware of the issues surrounding CSE.
Manchester Airport Border Force – are running an awareness day event on the 18th March at the airport and will have a stall with leaflets and posters available to staff and pub
Newcastle – Newcastle and Gateshead have arranged for the millennium bridge which connects the two areas to be lit up burgundy on the 18th March
A local #howayhelpinghands event (Howay due to the fact we are geordies 😊)is also arranged. #HelpingHands pledge which states “ I will help to raise awareness and support victims of exploitation “ is disseminated and people will be asked to show their pledge by writing a word of support /encouragement on their hand this will be photographed and added to social media during the day. A stall will be situated in Gateshead Civic Centre selling NWG wristbands and have lots of information on local agencies that support victims.
Howay Hands pledges will be posted on social media sites for Newcastle and Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group, Northumbria Police and Gateshead City Council.
Local media have been invited to cover the event.
So if your in the north head over to #Howayhelpinghands and post your pledge !!
South Wales Police – ThinkSafe! will visit licensed premises, students unions, local care homes, hospitals, sexual health clinics, and hotspot areas to deliver awareness raising materials We have already visited hotels and taxi companies in Cardiff but revisit to make sure that posters are being displayed.
Planned publicity for 18th March around the conviction in Cardiff that was investigated by the CSE Team in 2018 in conjunction with the Sunrise Team, Rochdale GMP. Below is a link to the article:
We will be tweeting from the BPA account using the hashtag #CEADay20
Three Rivers District Council – The District Council will be sharing NWG social media images on their webpages/social media on the 18th March 2020
Walsall Street Teams – Street Teams have a whole week of social media activity, starting with videos of pledges by professionals, children, parents and community members. These videos will see people pledge their promise to how they will tackle CE in the next year. This will cover a range of different topics, including County Lines, help for parents, challenging stereotypes and much more.
We will also be delivering a week long targeted activity stream, covering parents workshops, schools sessions and community engagement.
Helen & Andy will also be delivering a schools webinar on CSE and how to respond.
Our youth champions will be out and about in their communities sharing important messages that they feel people need to hear.
West Sussex County Council – For this years national Child Exploitation Awareness Day, West Sussex County Council is working with its staff and partners to follow the 5 key messages below:
• Exploitation is about more than just Child Sexual Exploitation, we look beyond this and consider whether a child could also be a victim of criminal exploitation, county lines, trafficking and modern slavery.
• We look to work with families, who can provide a vital role in being a safeguarding partner alongside professional agencies.
• Taking the crucial time to build relationships with children and families.
• Being aware that exploitation and its impact doesn’t stop because you turn 18, any age can be vulnerable.
• Working closely with communities to tackle exploitation in the area.
Staff and Partners are being encouraged to write key #HelpingHands messages on their hands and post pictures to social media. Social Media posts will be published on WSCC Corporate and Community Safety accounts raising awareness of Child Exploitation, how to spot some of the warning signs and report concerns.
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership webpages will be utilised as the primary signpost for professionals seeking to find out more information and access resources, including a new video for practitioners as an introduction to Contextual Safeguarding.
Alongside the ongoing general CE campaign work and awareness raising activity, the Contextual Safeguarding team is working with Safeguarding In Education colleagues on an innovative online system called Education4Safeguarding. This allows schools to profile their pupils and community based on a range of safeguarding statements to generate a needs-based curriculum that fully complies with the statutory duty to teach Relationships Sex and Health Education from September 2020.
Wolverhampton – are raising awareness from the 18-20th March 2020. Throughout these days we will be putting up stalls at the Civic Centre, the Wulfrun Shopping Centre, Wolverhampton Train Station and the Way Youthzone. We will hand out flyers, leaflets, booklets and blue ribbons to raise awareness of Exploitation.
We will be getting young people involved through Education by sending out materials and idea’s of what they can do within their individual establishments. The local authority with the police are delivering Exploitation training to parents across the 3 days in different area’s of Wolverhampton.
Finally we will send out materials to our partners and area’s to display on electronic screens across Wolverhampton to raise awareness. Social media will be used to advertise the events and display photos of hand pledges and our activities.
Wycombe District Council Offices – Awareness raising stall with leaflets, posters and stickers
If you have any write-ups/blogs/press releases or pictures from your events we would love to see and share them. Don’t forget your #HelpingHands pledges too.
Please use #CEADay20 and #HelpingHands for social media.