On Monday 27th November we welcomed Devon and Cornwall Police Officers, Detective Sargent Phillip Leonard, PC Nella Barker, PC Andy Ladley, PC Charlie Northcott, PC Andy White, PCSO Emma Tomkies and PCSO Racquel Rowe to HCC to deliver an awareness session to our Year 10 and 11 students on child sexual exploitation and online grooming.
Students were shown an impact film, ‘Kayleigh’s Love Story’ https://www.youtube.com/embed/WsbYHI-rZOEwhich they then discussed, along with their online habits and how they can stay safe.
This programme is at the forefront of national policing and north Devon is one of the areas it is currently being delivered to. The message is that being exploited for sex can happen to any child from any community and awareness and knowing the signs may prevent this happening to your child. Please visit https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/cse for help and advice. If a child is in immediate danger call 999.
The Devon and Cornwall Police website Youth tab also has lots of really good links and advice on other topics such as bullying, mental health, sexting and FRANK advice on drugs https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/youth/15-19/
We would like to thank the police officers for delivering this important message.