Slough’s taxi and mini-cab drivers are being asked to support a new scheme to help raise awareness, identify and look after victims of human trafficking. A local sticker has been produced and a press article produced.
An article titled 'Child sexual exploitation - what can you do to stop it?' was published in Slough Borough Council's residents magazine which was distributed to households across the Borough.
This checklist has been disseminated across agencies in Slough and was introduced at our conference in 2013
In April 2013, we hosted a successful multi-agency conference which invited professionals from across Slough to increase their knowledge and understanding of CSE. The agenda for the conference was delivered by both local and national organisations.
The 'Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - what can you do?' article was published in the Taxi and Private Hire newsletter to make sure taxi drivers are aware of signs of CSE and know how to report concerns.
We and Thames Valley Police jointly funded a week long road show of Chelsea's Choice in September 2013 to raise awareness within organisations around child sexual exploitation. It was a theatre production and 496 professionals attended. Slough and Eton School and Herschel Grammar also took up the offer and between them trained around 1200 pupils and staff.
The sub-group delivered an afternoon workshop to a range of voluntary sector providers, key messages included the signs of CSE, the local strategy and how to report concerns.
The sub-group, in partnership with Slough & Eton School, Haybrook College and Upton Grammar, delivered an afternoon workshop to school police officers and child protection leads. Key messages included the signs of CSE, the local strategy, how to report concerns. It also facilitated a discussion on the schools' next steps to continue to prevent and tackle CSE.
By June 2014, 339 premises had been visited by a multi-agency team with a letter from the chair of the Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) and information about CSE and how to report concerns. The hotels were provided with the Say Something if You See Something Campaign posters.