What's new with GSCB?
GSCB Twitter Account
The GSCB are now on Twitter! Follow us @glosLSCB for the latest safeguarding updates from Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board. To promote the Child Sexual Exploitation seminar on the 2nd July and the work that the GSCB is doing to raise awareness of CSE, use #wiseupexploitation to join the conversations.
CSE Seminar 2nd July
The Child Sexual Exploitation Seminar on the 2nd July is now fully booked. The seminar will explore key findings from national reviews and will provide details of the latest developments and aspirations to keep children and young people safe from CSE in Gloucestershire. The seminar will also see the launch of the locally produced CSE awareness film, commissioned by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner; details of which will be posted on the GSCB website after the launch.
To support the seminar and to continue the GSCB's work in raising awareness of CSE, we have updated our website. There is now a dedicated CSE page that can be found here: www.gscb.org.uk/cse. The page contains information about CSE, what to do if you are concerned that you or someone else is being exploited as well as dedicated information pages for children & young people, parents & carers and professionals.
Say Something Campaign
On the 1st July, the NWG Network charity launched its `Say Something' campaign. The Say Something campaign has been developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable children and young people by empowering them through awareness and education to identify early indicators of child sexual exploitation. Say Something will also offer a free, 24-hour, anonymous phone and SMS helpline, 116 000, to disclose information and seek support.
The NWG Network charity is a UK network of professionals working with children and young people who are at risk of or have experienced sexual exploitation. The 'Say Something' campaign aims to give children and young people a channel to report concerns for their own safety, or the safety of their peers. It is hoped that the option to remain anonymous will encourage children and young people to report concerns for the safety of themselves and their friends. Copies of the "Say Something" poster are available here: Say Something Poster or by visiting the NWG Network Website