NightWatch - Child Sexual Exploitation Training
What is Nightwatch?
CSE In Plain Sight is funded by the Department for Education. We are offering training and guidance to people that work within the night time economy to help inform them how best to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation after dark.
What can you do to help?
You, your colleagues or staff can play a key role in helping protect vulnerable young people. In your work you may see or suspect cases of child sexual exploitation but not know what to do with that concern, we want to help you feel confident and informed. If you are an employer of, or work for, a business that has staff working throughout the evening; interacting with, monitoring or offering a service to the wider public, get in touch to find out more about our free training.
In the meantime, have the conversation within your workplace, talk to your manager, staff and colleagues about what you would do to protect children from being put at risk where you work, and how you could take action if you did suspect abuse.
What is child sexual exploitation?
Child sexual exploitation is when young people up to the age of 18 are manipulated or forced into taking part in sexual activity in return for something, possibly attention, money, food, alcohol or somewhere to stay. This can often be as part of what looks like a consenting relationship. In all cases, those exploiting the child or young person have power over them in some form and will put them into dangerous situations, forcing the young person to do things they don’t want to do.
That doesn’t happen round here
Many struggle to believe that this is an issue that affects them or their community, it is quite often not until such crimes come to light that anyone will accept that there may be a problem.
It is a community that raises a child, but it is within that very community that exploitation is happening. This issue doesn’t only affect certain areas, it is irrelevant of postcode, county or demographic. This is an issue that we can all help to tackle, just by opening our eyes and allowing ourselves to really see what is happening before us and speaking up.
The night time economy boasts a vast, vibrant and diverse work force. It is made up of hoteliers, bar staff, door supervisors, taxi drivers, take away or shop staff, petrol station attendants, refuse collectors, night bus drivers, paramedics, A&E staff... the list is huge. The staff that sit within these different industries can, together, offer protection to the community as a whole, by simply joining together in opening their eyes, to actually SEE what is happening in plain sight.
1. It IS happening, you can help.
2. Help build a network of eyes and ears...
3. Find out about our free training today.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Pamela Smith
- Contact Position
- Training and Outreach Practitioner
- 01642 819743
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Training is flexible to suit the needs of the community.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type FREE
- The training is FREE until March 2016.