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Raising awareness of child sexual exploitation

Students from Eden Girls School and Ditton Park Academy performed their winning plays about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) as part of Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day.

The council and drama company, Unblurred Lines worked with students from secondary schools across the borough to raise awareness of CSE.

Cllr Pavitar K Mann, cabinet member for regulation and consumer protection, said: “CSE is a real risk for all young people, so it is vital we educate and empower them about its different guises and the risks associated with it.

“Encouraging young people to explore the issue through drama and performance is a fantastic way to talk openly about the type of risks young people face and how they should address them.

“Congratulations to Eden Girls and Ditton Park Academy, who are leading the discussion and educating others too.”

The performances were at The Curve in March. The council’s engage team also held a day of events to raise awareness of the work they are doing around CSE, including fun games, facts and feedback from young people who have been supported by them.

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