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Domestic Abuse, Sexual Exploitation and Consent - Key Stage 1&2

Guidance, Resources and Articles

Children, Young People and Domestic Abuse - This pack aims to raise awareness of what domestic abuse is and the impact it has on the lives of people who are subjected to or witness it. There are many references to other avenues of support and the links with safeguarding responsibilities are highlighted. Below is a link to the Education Toolkit developed by Womensaid. It contains lesson plans for all ages from reception to years 12 and 13.

'Time to Listen' - a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children

Child Sexual Exploitation -  NHS England Advice for Healthcare Staff. Includes signs and possible indicators of CSE as well as what to do if you suspect a child or young person is at risk of CSE.

Sexual Harassment in schools: a guide for teachers (The Guardian)

Will the deaths of these 5 girls from FGM spark a global wake-up call? - article in New York Times


Kayleigh's Love Story - Kayleigh's Love Story is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood. The Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed online by Luke Harlow, a man she had never met, before being rapes and murdered by his next door neighbour Stephen Beadman.

The film has been made to serve as a warning to children and adults of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation following Kayleigh's tragic death in November 2015.

Visit for information on the dangers of speaking to people online, online grooming and to show your support for out CEASE (commitment to eradicate abuse and sexual exploitation) campaign.


Useful Websites

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service -Intervene at the earliest opportunity to prevent a situation escalating. Provide 'places of safety' in a crisis where necessary; support families back into communities following a crisis as soon as possible, linking them into other local services, contribute to safeguarding children by supporting stability in families and offering specialist advice to other professionals.

For more information about GDASS and the service it provides, please visit or call 0845 602 9035.

The Tackling FGM Initiative (a six year initiative involving 51 organisations focused on community based prevention work to tackle FGM in the UK) held an event ‘Communities Tackling FGM in the UK’ in 2016. They would like to share with you the learning, achievements and recommendations from the TFGMI.

The event was an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the Tackling FGM Initiative, the impact and added value of community based FGM prevention work and also key learning and recommendations to ensure that we end the practice in the UK.


Resources For Staff Use

How can professional identify behaviour indicating young people are at risk of sexual exploitation? Click here for resources

Multi-agency protocol for safeguarding children who are at risk of abuse through child sexual exploitation

DFE Child Sexual Exploitation Step by Step Guide for Practitioners


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Briefing Sheet

Winter 2016