Operation Willow has negotiated with the University of Kent’s Centre for Child Protection to offer Kent and Medway schools a special price of £60 per delegate for the next academic year (usually £199).
The report ‘The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn’t happen here, could it?’ (Ofsted, 2014) highlights the need for professionals to be able to spot the signs of grooming and to have the knowledge and confidence to support young people and to help them keep themselves safe online.
Looking Out for Lottie is a training simulation that can be used to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) among professionals or in direct work with young people. The training session will combine learning from research, serious case reviews and existing good practice with the use of the Lottie simulation to help you recognise the grooming process and identify young people at risk.
Lottie is a modern interactive simulation addressing the serious issues of online grooming and exploitation for professionals working with young people. Lottie features the ‘boyfriend’ style groomer, and tackles the complexities of this seemingly normal online relationship, providing unprecedented insight into perspectives of both groomer and victim of CSE. Through the use of a social media style interface, professionals are able to learn about grooming by tracking the behaviour of the groomer and see the implications for the victim.
The Lottie training package is suitable for a range of delegates including teachers of PSHE, Designated Safeguarding Leads, pastoral managers and governors with safeguarding responsibilities. Schools can send more than one delegate and following the training are given a login with one year’s access to the simulation and resources for use within their school with young people (Yr6 or older) and colleagues. Logins may not be shared, so schools should consider who would be the most appropriate person to attend the training.
To learn more about Lottie visit the Centre for Child Protection’s web site.
To book your place, at the discounted price, please follow the link here and click the Kent and Medway Schools’ Discount button.
If you would like to attend and want to pay by invoice, please email a purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote Kent and Medway Schools’ Discount.