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#Warwickshire hosts its first Child Sexual Exploitation (#CSE) Youth Conference

Warwickshire County Council is working in partnership with Warwickshire Police and Barnardo’s to deliver the first Warwickshire CSE Youth Conference – Let’s talk about sexting, taking place on Tuesday 9th February at Newbold Revel Prison Service College.

The conference will explore various issues around Child Sexual Exploitation with a real focus on peer-to-peer exploitation and in particular sexting and will be attended by Warwickshire Schools (Staff and Students), Warwickshire Police, Barnardo’s, Warwickshire County Council Community Safety; Public Health and CSE support organisations. Follow the event hashtag #thinkaboutyourselfie for live updates throughout the day.

The conference aims to raise awareness and knowledge of how to best deal with sexting and will feature keynote presentations, practical workshops and help and advice from a variety of support organisations. Keynote speakers include Professor Andy Phippen (University of Plymouth), PCC Ron Ball (Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner) and Chief Constable Martin Jelley (Warwickshire Police). Workshops will also be delivered by Youth Justice Service who will be exploring Sexting and the Law and Barnardos, focusing on Sexting & CSE.

A market place of organisations including , WCAVA, Safeline, Loudmouth Education and Training, Respect Yourself, Blue Sky Centre, Police Cadets and more, will be there to offer support to both staff and students. Staff will collaborate with professionals to draft a countywide policy framework that can be used to support schools in dealing with incidents of sexting.

The conference forms part of the county’s broader www.warwickshirecse.co.uk programme, which launched with the ‘Something’s not right’ campaign in March 2015. It will also tie in with National CSE Day on 18th March 2016.

To read the full press release visit: http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog/2016/02/05/warwickshire-hosts-its-first-child-sexual-exploitation-youth-conference/

If you would like any further information please visit: https://respectyourselfcampaign.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/lets-talk-about-sexting-book-your-place/

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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