Feedback for Child Sexual Exploitation materials aimed at parents and carers

Closed 8 May 2016

Opened 29 Apr 2016

Feedback Updated 6 Jun 2016

We Asked

Our residents what they thought of four different resources/materials we had created for our Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness campaign that were aimed at Parents and Carers as well as the general public.

You Said

We needed to work on our CSE leaflet and poster but the Facebook images and campaign page worked well.

We Did

So far we have made the following changes based on your feedback:

  • Parent and Carer leaflets:
    • Added in opening times for the phone numbers available.
    • Changed the black background to white to make it easier to read.
    • Tweaked the titles of the sections.
    • Changed some of the wording in the ‘How Can I support them?’ based on suggestions from one of the participants.
    • Changed the front cover to read ' How to get help if you think a child or young person is being sexually exploited’, rather than son/daughter as it was agreed that it may be a friends child a person may have concerns over.
    • We have added a line in the ‘Spot the Signs’ section saying ‘You may think some of these signs are normal for a teenager, but you know your child better than anyone else and if you think their behaviour is out of character then you need to speak to them or seek support.’ As it was felt that a number of the "indications" to look out for are normal behaviour in teens and not necessarily indicative of abuse.

 

  • CSE poster updates to be advised as we had a lot of valid input into changes that could be made but we need to work this into a suitable format within the space of the A4 poster.

Results Updated 6 Jun 2016

We asked for feedback on four different materials/resources that related to our current Child Sexual Exploitation awareness campaign. These had been specially created for parents and carers as well as the general public.

The key findings from the consultation were:

Parents & Carers leaflets:

  • 61% of respondents said the leaflet had all the information in it that they would need to help spot the signs, report concerns and get help if they thought a child was open to CSE.
  • 72% liked the overall appearance of the leaflet.
  • The top places to put the leaflets would be:
    • Schools/colleges/universities
    • Doctor’s surgeries
    • Online
    • Leisure Facilities
    • Supermarkets
    • Churches (all religions)

CSE Awareness Poster

  • 63% of respondents said the poster clearly explained where parents and carers can go to get help and advice on CSE.
  • 83% liked the overall appearance of the poster.
  • As with the leaflets, places to put the posters had a similar rating with the respondents, so essentially we should be putting posters and leaflets in the same place.
  • However, the top three choices of where the leaflets should go (suggested by the respondents) were:
    • Public transport waiting rooms
    • Followed by leisure facilities, supermarkets, youth clubs & public toilets
    • Churches (all religions)

Facebook Images

  • 41 respondents had Facebook, so these people responded to the Facebook images.
  • The image that grabbed the most attention was image three (see below) with 15 people mentioning it in the comments box. However, it was also the one that didn’t work for people, but was only negatively mentioned 6 times.

CSE Campaigns Page

  • 93% of respondents said that we provided enough information on our campaigns page to help people know what to look out for in young people who may be at risk of CSE.

Overview

Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people (or a third person or persons) receive ‘something’ (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) in return for them performing, and/or another or others performing on them sexual activities.

Between the 18 December 2015 and 15 January 2016, we went out to the general public to find out how we should shape a campaign aimed at young people, parent and carers and professionals on Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness (you can see the original details HERE).

The recipients of this consultation said that they wanted to know more about how to get help, where to report concerns and how to spot the signs. We have created a suite of materials based on these responses, which we want to get your feedback on. These materials are:

  • A parent and carers leaflet
  • CSE Awareness poster
  • Facebook posts
  • Campaign website

 

Why We Are Consulting

We'd like your feedback on the materials we have now produced as a result of the previous consultation.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Young People Aged 18+
  • Teachers
  • Carers
  • Parents

Interests

  • Child exploitation