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At the moment we are creating innovative resources to educate children about human trafficking.
We want you to feel equipped and empowered to use these resources in the Junior Education Programme with your schools, so we have created some useful information on what exactly human trafficking is, some statistics and general information around this issue on our resources page which you can access by clicking below. We believe that education is key to ending human trafficking and by educating our children with these resources, we can help to protect them.
In the resource section you will find 6 exciting videos alongside worksheets that can be done in the classroom. If you would like our education facilitator to help you deliver these sessions then please get in touch via our contact form.
The book focuses on the disturbing experience of Bella, whose poverty-stricken mother is tricked into allowing her young child to be trafficked overseas. She is finally rescued from those who are exploiting her through the intervention of her precious teddy bear “BRAVE” and a very caring coffee roasting machine named “RORY”. The storyline is fictional, but it reflects the real-life traumas of those who are currently suffering from the scourge of modern slavery.
We want you to be aware of the warning signs that you may spot in your children that could indicate they are being exploited. We have created a list here of signs to look out for and most importantly what to do if you spot any of them.
- Behaviour not typical for their age, sexualised behaviour, language, or an understanding of sex that's not appropriate for their age, having an older boyfriend or girlfriend, no friends their own age
- No time to play.
- No access to education or missing from home/school.
- Poor grades in school, lack of concentration. Withdrawn or behavioural changes (upset/distressed).
- Travelling alone, travelling far from home, or travelling to a location that doesn’t make sense for them to be there. Unwilling to explain where they are going or have been, unfamiliar with their address and the local area, living somewhere inappropriate.
- Being very secretive about how they are spending their time, including when online, spending more or less time online or on their devices.
- Having money or new things like clothes and mobile phones that they can't or won't explain.
- Underage drinking or drug taking.
- They may also show signs of unexplained physical harm, such as bruising, and cigarette burns.
If you spot these signs and a child is in immediate danger call the Police 999 in non emergency 101, contact NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected].
The Brave storybook is an excellent resource to use to begin the conversation around modern slavery with your children. We are currently developing information on how to best use this fascinating story with the children you care for which will be available on our resource page.