Child Exploitation Awareness Community Support
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Could you deliver Child Exploitation presentations to groups of year 6 – 11 at local schools? The presentations will last between 2 – 4 hours and will include a questions and answers. The aim of the sessions are to inform and educate the students about Child Exploitation.
Issues of exploitation affecting children are becoming more complex and diverse. Children are now at risk of being exploited sexually online or in person, and criminally by being coerced to commit crimes such as shoplifting, fraud and even drug dealing. Those who exploit children can often be very dangerous and include those involved in serious and organised crime such as county lines drug dealing. County lines is the term used to refer to the tactic used by criminals from urban towns and cities who target smaller rural and seaside communities. County lines offenders often target children in those areas who are vulnerable, to deal the drugs by befriending them and providing gifts or money but these relationships quickly develop into the use of fear, intimidation and debt to lock vulnerable children into committing crime on their behalf.
The aim of this volunteer scheme is to provide knowledge and awareness to children about the dangers of exploitation, how they can spot the signs and recognise if they are being targeted, and teach them how they can protect themselves and ask for help. The scheme will be pan-Lancashire but with a special emphasis on the Blackpool and Preston areas which are at the highest risks of exploitation. The volunteers would have autonomy to identify target audiences and forge relationships with schools that support delivery of the programme, but will also be tasked by professionals from Lancashire Constabulary and other partners, particularly children’s social care, when schools are identified that require urgent or prolonged awareness raising to increase the safeguarding of the children.
This opportunity is subject to police vetting and to qualify you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.
- Deliver Child Exploitation presentations along with a question and answer section to students ranging from years 6 – 11 at local schools. (The sessions will be pre-arranged and monitored by Lancashire Constabulary)
- Deliver around 4 sessions per month.
- Experience of teaching/training/delivering presentations
- Basic Knowledge and interest in digital/cyber topics
- Computer skills
- Hold a driving licence and have access to a vehicle or have access to public transport (travel expenses can be claimed)
You will be required to attend a half day training input at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, Hutton. At the end of the training you will be provided with a CD of the presentation to use in the delivery of the sessions.
Required Age:18 years +
Various locations across Lancashire