Welcome to Be Aware, an online knowledge hub set up and ran by NYSCP to help prevent and tackle child exploitation.
NYSCP has developed and hosts a series of North Yorkshire centric and appropriate national resources to provide information, raise awareness and develop knowledge across areas of child exploitation.
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Learn all about our Multi Agency Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy, including procedures and frequently asked questions here:
Additional resources for schools.
Following consultation with school PSHE leads across North Yorkshire a collection of lesson plans and additional resources for schools can be accessed below.
‘What would you do’ playing cards. Each card has a different scenario and poses the question to young people what would they do in that situation. The cards are a really useful discussion based tool to stimulate debate. Resources | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)
Catch On is a free educational resource about Child Exploitation aimed at pupils in Years 7 and 8 (aged 11-13).
The resource contains a suite of options for a single lesson or series of lessons exploring the topic of grooming and exploitation. Materials include lesson slides with embedded links and videos; comprehensive lesson plan guidance with photocopiable activity sheets; a handbook for parents and professionals.
The resource has been written by a team of frontline practitioners and a curriculum lead from one of our Catch22 schools. The aim is to make children aware of child exploitation, empower them to recognise the warning signs, and know where to go to get help if they or their friends are targeted.
Downloads – Fearless Professionals Running the Lines’ – Fearless film raises awareness of how ‘county lines’ drug gangs exploit young people to sell drugs. The story follows Evan who is groomed, exploited and threatened into becoming a drug runner for a London based organised crime gang.
This film explores issues of emotional and sexual abuse within teenage relationships. Lauren and Sophie each have a new boyfriend, but whilst Sophie and Danny are learning how to respect and care for each other, Lauren finds herself at risk of exploitation and abuse from Marcus and his friends. 14 year-old Chloe is already one of his victims, and her experience helps the audience to see the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. The film also shows how Marcus himself is being exploited by older men, thus highlighting how this behaviour can affect boys as well as girls.
Key issues covered
This film examines:
How to spot the signs of an abusive relationship
Negotiation and honesty within healthy relationships
Grooming, including blackmail and coercion
The law around the age of consent
How to seek help, and what happens after a report is made
This film is aimed at young people aged 14 and over. It may be suitable for learners 11-13 with appropriate adult support. The film deals with the issue of sexual exploitation and facilitators should follow the guidance on page two of the lesson plan before starting the session.
Talk Relationships: delivering sex and relationships education | NSPCC Learning
All Lesson Resources – Not In Our Community – Protection against exploitation – a series of resources and videos and accompanying lesson plans, alongside interactive resources covering numerous topics focused on exploitation. (age suitability clearly stated on each video).
It’s Not OK: online teaching resources | NSPCC Learning
It’s Not OK helps children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships. The lesson plans, films and accompanying activities cover what behaviour to look out for and how to respond to it.
It’s Not OK reinforces the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships and recognising and responding to behaviour relating to:
· online safety
· harmful sexual behaviour
· child sexual abuse
· child sexual exploitation.
PANTS resources for schools and teachers | NSPCC Learning Download our free Talk PANTS resources, teaching children the Underwear Rule to help keep them safe from abuse.
slide presentations, and
to help schools and teachers talk PANTS with your pupils, without ever using scary words or even mentioning sex.
You will also find resources for early years settings, working with diverse groups and links to the relevant curriculum areas in each of the four nations.
All Lesson Resources – Not In Our Community – Protection against exploitation a series of resources and videos and accompanying lesson plans, alongside interactive resources covering numerous topics focused on exploitation. (age suitability clearly stated on each video).
Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7s (thinkuknow.co.uk) education for 4-7s
What is it?
Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.
Play Like Share (thinkuknow.co.uk) Play Like Share is a three-episode animated series (c. 6-7 minutes each) and accompanying resource pack which aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online.
Alright Charlie – CSE Primary School Resource – Basis (basisyorkshire.org.uk)
Basis Training, together with the Blast Project supported the development of a gender neutral, age appropriate video resource (Alright Charlie) for raising awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in primary schools. Workbooks for professionals and young people can be downloaded free of charge here:
Alright Charlie YP Workbook
Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities | NSPCC Learning
Helping young people explore topics such as emotions, relationships and identity
The films and supporting resources are aimed at young people aged 11 to 25 to help them learn strategies for staying safe as they grow up and gain independence.
They enable adults to start conversations with young people about:
· privacy and boundaries
· different kinds of love
· online safety.
Play Like Share Subtitled (thinkuknow.co.uk) Play Like Share is a three-episode subtitled animated series (c. 6-7 minutes each) and accompanying resource pack which aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online.
The Children’s Society have also released a series of resources as part of their #LookCloser campaign: Working with Education to protect young people from Education. Lesson plans are available for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools. The resource can be found using the following link: https://register.childrenssociety.org.uk/page/111066/data/1