Keeping children from harm in Hertfordshire

Schoolchildren across Hertfordshire will become more aware of the risks of sexual exploitation


Ahead of the National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (Saturday 18 March) a new video has been released to secondary schools across Hertfordshire as part of the ongoing efforts to raise awareness about CSE.

The film was developed by Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Constabulary with the support of the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and is based on real life crimes which have affected young people in the county.

The video tells the story of a 15 year old girl who is befriended on Facebook by someone she has never met and goes on to meet him alone. The video also tackles issues such as sexting, drugs and alcohol. Secondary school pupils are being shown the video in assembly, which is accompanied by a quiz and class discussion tool for use afterwards.

Parents, carers and anyone who works with young people can view the video as well to help get a greater understanding of the issue out in to the community.

If you suspect a young person is falling victim to child sexual exploitation - you can report it by calling the police on 101, contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 (to make an anonymous report), or contacting Childline on 0800 1111.

For more information visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/cse 

The video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRZxFekdKeY