Fifteen-year-old Jake is befriended by two older teenagers.  Initially promising freedom and thrills, the older boys lead Jake into a dangerous night time world that ultimately results in him being sexually abused.
  • Child Safeguarding
  • Child abuse, Sexual exploitation, The night time economy
  • Guidance for swearing and sexual abuse

Level of Complexity: Advanced
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly
 Video Synopsis
  • Young person with learning difficulties targeted and groomed for sexual exploitation
  • Experiences sexual exploitation at parties
  • Young person is trafficked
  • Interplay of the night time economy – taxis, clubs, fast food outlets and petrol stations
  • Unable to seek help the young person feels trapped

Issues Covered

  • Bullying
  • Neglect/Parental pressure
  • The party model of grooming
  • Role models
  • Legal highs
  • Alcohol use
  • Legalities of smoking and purchase of fuel

  • To recognise the grooming process of a young person being sexually exploited
  • Recognition of the additional vulnerability of a child with learning difficulties
  • To explain the link between bullying and learning difficulties
  • To recognise the the impact of neglect and parental pressure (large family , single parent working long hours)
  • To explain the different roles – professional,  parental and community –  and their responsibilities in keeping children and young people safe
  • To identify the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and understand how this can impact upon your business reputation
  • To identify the opportunities to intervene
  • To explore networking and linking in with best practice across the district, including other businesses, CSE Hub and others
  • To Identify the impact of CSE on individuals, and the consequences and possible sanctions on businesses
  • To develop an action plan to fully inform/develop your workplace

  • What are the consequences for Jake?
  • Who could Jake go to with his experience of bullying?
  • What is the role of the school in dealing with bullying and safeguarding children with disabilities?
  • Where were the missed opportunities? Who else throughout the film could have intervened/recognised the signs of Jake being exploited?
  • Which other businesses are highlighted in the film? Could any of them be held accountable?
  • What sanctions/consequences could these businesses face?
  • What is the responsibility of the snooker club owner, petrol station worker and the local authority licensing department?
  • What positive steps/actions can you take as a trade, protecting yourself as an operator? As part of your actions identify your key support contacts.
  • What could be the impact for other children as a result of Jake being exploited? Also, what is the potential impact on Communities (“Ripple effect” -who is affected)?
  • What support could be offered to Jake and what is the role of local services for children?
  • What specialist support might Jake need to deal with the trauma of his experiences?
  • What support is there for parents whose children have been sexually exploited?

Target Audience

  • All children services workers
  • Teachers
  • School nurses
  • Learning Mentors / pastoral staff
  • Youth workers
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Social workers
  • Elected Members
  • Local authority Licensing departments
  • Specialist CSE services
  • Safer Schools police officers
  • Police community support officers
  • Police
  • Specialist services for trafficked people

Useful For

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event
  • Supervision

Training Suggestions

  • Audit of Anti Bullying Practice and Policies
  • Audit of CSE training across a district – all relevant partner agencies

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Local safeguarding children board
  • Specialist CSE provision
  • Local authority licensing department