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31/03/20

Well done Meg - that’s fantastic!

31/03/20

Some more literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/hmiM1Y0JJc

30/03/20

Thank you! 😀

30/03/20

Mr Fisher’s first virtual assembly is now online for all students to watch. Please check Show My Homework for the link. Here’s a photo of our Day School children watching it in the library this morning. https://t.co/tgozmErAZP

27/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Well done Year 7! We made it through the first week! Massively proud of you all for working so hard on your Virtual School work. Sad we can’t all be together for a bit, but it’ll make us even stronger when we return. Have a great weekend. Stay safe. https://t.co/TeHcVdX0GY

26/03/20

We are delighted to share the first issue of our Virtual School Newsletter. This will be emailed to all parents by Mr Fisher later today. Please share it with your children. https://t.co/lJ4KWKNDG7 Thank you to everyone who contributed - please keep those contributions coming. https://t.co/FZZWpn6lOC

25/03/20

Lovely! Thank you! We’ll put this in next week’s newsletter.

23/03/20

Some literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/3goVxgzKrF

23/03/20

We have seven key worker children attending school today, separated at a safe distance, and four members of staff on site. Thank you to all of our families for making sensible decisions today, helping us to minimise the number of our staff required to travel to school. https://t.co/KpitVrMNTD

23/03/20

Lovely! That looks like a great workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.

21/03/20

That’s really great to hear. 👍

21/03/20

Brilliant! That looks like an excellent workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.

20/03/20

Fingers crossed

20/03/20

We loved seeing Year 8 today. What a wonderful day of lessons. They all acted with such maturity. There are more photos on our Facebook page. We are immensely proud of all of our students and we will miss them very much. https://t.co/WOAAW1hvVF

20/03/20

Here is today's letter from Mr Fisher. Information about the virtual school is available here: https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/Vrm4kvBjT0

20/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Feels really strange not to have you here today Year 7. Remember that all your work for today is on Show My Homework. I’m looking forward to seeing the work you do! Keep safe guys, see you soon! https://t.co/UW6bkJo9Xi

20/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A sad day today. I’m already really looking forward to the day we get to welcome our amazing students back and this room can be filled with music again. Stay safe everyone. https://t.co/GWipHOAeLG

19/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

More great stuff from Year 7 today https://t.co/0oyjXD4REz

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CSE

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they're in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed and exploited online.

Some children and young people are trafficked into or within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation can also happen to young people in gangs

Child sexual exploitation is a hidden crime. Young people often trust their abuser and don't understand that they're being abused. They may depend on their abuser or be too scared to tell anyone what's happening.

It can involve violent, humiliating and degrading sexual assaults, including oral and anal rape. Child sexual exploitation doesn't always involve physical contact and can happen online.

When sexual exploitation happens online, young people may be persuaded, or forced, to:

  • send or post sexually explicit images of themselves
  • take part in sexual activities via a webcam or smartphone
  • have sexual conversations by text or online.

    Abusers may threaten to send images, video or copies of conversations to the young person's friends and family unless they take part in other sexual activity.

    Images or videos may continue to be shared long after the sexual abuse has stopped

    What are the signs of CSE?

    Sexual exploitation can be difficult to identify as signs can be mistaken for “normal teenage behaviour”. Those involved in CSE may:-

  • be involved in abusive relationships, intimidated and fearful of certain people or situations
  • associate with groups of older people, or antisocial groups, or with other vulnerable peers
  • associate with other young people involved in sexual exploitation
  • be involved in gangs, gang fights, gang membership
  • have older boyfriends or girlfriends
  • spend time at places of concern, such as hotels or known brothels
  • not know where they are, because they have been moved around the country
  • go missing from home, care or education.

    Other indicators include:

  • being withdrawn
  • suddenly behaving differently
  • anxiety
  • being clingy
  • being depressed
  • aggression
  • problems sleeping or nightmares
  • eating disorders or changes in eating habits
  • wetting the bed or soiling clothes
  • taking risks
  • frequent absence from school
  • obsessive behaviour
  • misuse of drugs or alcohol
  • self-harm or thoughts about suicide
  • sexually activity at a young age, promiscuity or use of sexual language or knowledge inconsistent with age
  • have physical symptoms e.g. anal or vaginal soreness, an unusual discharge, have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), become pregnant

    What should you do if you suspect a girl or boy is the victim of CSE?

    Members of staff who think a student is the victim of or is at risk of CSE should report this as a child protection issue to the Safeguarding Lead.

Members of the public should report this to the police or to MASH (020 8770 6001)