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Safeguarding children – Child Sexual Exploitation resources - CSE Awareness Day 2019


Preventing CSE through the curriculum

Schools are ideally placed to help educate and deliver information about CSE. Whilst curriculum time for PSHE and SRE lessons is vital to provide a coherent development programme, learning can also be enhanced by integrating CSE awareness and we hope that our resource pack will help to make it easier to do this.

We are asking all secondary schools in Hertfordshire to use these free resources, which include a video and a quiz to encourage discussion, as part of an assembly or a 30-minute lesson. We’re also asking professionals and students to make a pledge to stand against CSE by writing a personal message using our #saysomething speech bubble template.

We’re then encouraging schools to display these pledges somewhere in the school and to post a photo of these messages on social media using the hashtags #saysomething or #STOPCSE in #Hertfordshire #CSEDay19. You can tag us using @hertscc and @ychertfordshire on Twitter and Instagram and @hertscountycouncil on Facebook – we will share these photos for schools; you can also email them to us at as we’ll be promoting every school that gets involved in the campaign with their local newspaper.

YC Hertfordshire also runs programmes and workshops to help educate young people about respectful relationships and recognising the signs of grooming and exploitation. If you think that you might benefit from using their services to provide tailored information for your students, you can find out more at or contact Jonathan Jack on for more information.

This toolkit is for all teachers of KS3 and KS4 and has been created in partnership with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Herts Constabulary. It contains a link to a video which can be played in assemblies along with resources to enable group discussion work, a student activity and quiz for use in a PSHE lesson or tutor time.

It also contains links to resources for further support on the topic and a short survey so we can assess the effectiveness of these tools.



Full Resource Pack for Teachers
What are the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation?

You can also download the video here:

Child Sexual Exploitation - Group discussion
Child Sexual Exploitation - Quick Quiz
Child Sexual Exploitation -Film Script
Child Sexual Exploitation - Student activity #saysomething speech bubble
Survey for teachers
Survey for students

YC Hertfordshire Healthy Relationships Programme

YC Hertfordshire has developed a group work programme as part of the wider Hertfordshire Child Sexual Exploitation campaign that enables young people to recognise and develop healthy relationships and thereby be less vulnerable to exploitation, for more information click on link below:

Hertfordshire County Council would welcome your feedback on these updated RSE pages which were commissioned especially for Hertfordshire schools.