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Child Criminal Exploitation

week 1

CCE is when criminals target young people.

They get them to do things that could get them into serious trouble.

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week 2

FGM is a harmful practice where parts of a girl's genitals are cut or removed.

It hurts girls and can cause them serious problems with physical and mental health.

It is important to know FGM is illegal, wrong and everyone deserves to be safe and healthy.

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week 3

Bullying is being unkind or hurtful to someone on purpose, again and again.

It can happen in different places like school, online or in the community.

It is important to tell a trusted adult if you or someone else is being bullied so they can get help to stop it.

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domestic violence

week 4

Domestic violence is never ok and it's not the fault of the person experiencing it,

It is important that you speak to a trusted adult if you witness or experience domestic violence at home or anywhere else.

Remember, there are people and organisations who can help keep you safe and provide support, such as teachers, counsellors or helplines
like The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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mental health

week 5

It's ok to feel sad, anxious or worried sometimes. These feelings are normal.

Talking to someone you trust, like a family member, a teacher or a counsellor, can help you feel better when you're struggling with your mental health.

Taking care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods and doing activities you enjoy can also improve your mental well-being.

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week 6

Radicalisation means someone is trying to convince you to believe extreme ideas or do harmful things.

It's important to think critically about what you hear and question if its safe or right.

Things to look out for are sudden behaviour changes such as being more secretive or isolated from friends and family showing an increased interest in extremist ideologies or expressing strong, intolerant views towards certain groups of people.

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week 7

Gangs are groups of people who sometimes do bad things together that can be dangerous. They may pressure you into doing things you know are wrong,
such as breaking the rules or hurting people.

It is important to stay away from gangs and talk to a trusted adult if you ever feel pressured to join one or if you see gang activity in your community.

Things to look out for include changes in behaviour, such as being secretive. Wearing specific colours, and symbols or even getting tattoos or engaging in illegal activities.

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KNife crime

week 8

Knife crime is when someone uses a knife to hurt or threaten others, which is very dangerous.

Carrying a knife is illegal and can lead to serious consequences, including hurting yourself or someone else.

It is important to always seek help from trusted adults if you see someone with a knife or you feel unsafe in your community.

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online safety

week 9

It is important that you keep yourself safe while online because people may pretend to be someone they are not. The internet can be anonymous.

Never share information about yourself online, such as your full name, address or phone number.

You should speak to your guardians to make sure they know how to keep you safe online by using software to prevent inappropriate websites.

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honor based crimes

week 10

So-called ‘honour-based’ violence (HBV) encompasses incidents or crimes which have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or the community.

Abuse committed in the context of preserving “honour” often involves a wider network of family or community pressure and can include multiple perpetrators.

It is important to be aware of this dynamic and additional risk factors when deciding what form of safeguarding action to take.

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forced marriage

week 11

Forced marriage is a violation of someones human rights, it deprives people of autonomy and dignity.

It often leads to physical, emotional and psychological harm.

Signs that a child is being forced into marriage may include sudden withdrawal from school, isolation from friends and social activities.

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