National CSE Awareness Day 18th March 2018

The Kingfisher and Digital Safeguarding Teams are planning a 3 week digital campaign to mark National CSE Awareness Day. Information will be launched through OXME under the Healthy Choices and Lifestyle stream with links on Facebook and twitter.

The campaign starts on the 5th March under the banner ‘Say Something, if you See Something’. The launch features the story of the Oxfordshire taxi driver who became suspicious when no-one came to meet a 13-year-old girl after she booked his taxi from her Oxfordshire home to a train station. The driver had received OSCB safeguarding training and as such was able to identify concerns and alert the police. The man she had been going to meet was arrested, and later sentenced to prison for attempted abduction, as well as the distribution and making of indecent images. The girl has support from the Kingfisher team and the taxi driver was presented with a certificate for outstanding achievement in safeguarding.

On the 12th March, there will be an updated page regarding CSE risks with an emphasis on CSE also happening to boys. This will be followed on the 19th March, by an art gallery post titled ‘from people who know’ featuring art work produced by young people working with the Kingfisher team. This will include posters and art projects around grooming and consent and other related CSE topic.

We will also be producing banners to go out to the hubs, and Kingfisher posters and cards with details of the team and 5 key signs of grooming on the reverse. The posters and cards will be provided to schools and other key venues.