CSE Statement

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At Telford College, we are committed to supporting our students in every way possible. Our BeSafe team is available to support every student with complete discretion and offer support and guidance to the highest standard.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a very serious crime. It is a type of modern slavery when a male or female under 18 is sexually exploited for the benefit or gain of someone else. Some victims are also trafficked for the purpose of exploitation.

Abusers are increasingly using the internet to target vulnerable children. It can happen across any device that’s connected to the web, like computers, consoles, tablets, mobile phones and smart speakers.

If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited or have concerns that a child may be at risk, then you have a duty to report it.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or needs some help, please contact Caroline Welson CSE Lead, or a member of our BeSafe team at 01952 642220, email besafe@telfordcollege.ac.uk or visit the BeSafe office, situated to the left of reception.

For out of hours support, contact The Holly Project on 01952 385 385 or, if you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

Click here to visit T&W’s Seen Something? Say Something website, a new campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of child sexual exploitation (CSE)

A message from BeSafe Manager & CSE Lead, Caroline Welson:

“Following the Telford and Wrekin safeguarding case review regarding historic Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), the local authority safeguarding team have a list of recommended actions for all secondary schools and colleges to have a dedicated CSE lead in post.  I would therefore take this opportunity to introduce myself to you all as CSE Lead for Telford College. 

The role has 3 focus areas:

  1. To raise awareness of CSE with students and ensure students are confident and comfortable in reporting any CSE concerns that they have. To do this effectively we will raise awareness of CSE with our students, identify key indicators of CSE but also how to recognise and avoid any concerning behaviours linked with CSE.
  1. To have a robust reporting mechanism, working closely with the local authority safeguarding team to ensure that key data and information is shared, with the aim to prevent any incidents related to CSE that could impact the safety of our students.
  1. To raise the profile of CSE across all facets of the college, including students, staff and parents/carers.

It is important to note that the role is not a response to any isolated incident at Telford College but is a requirement of the local authority safeguarding team following the serious incident case review.  Telford College cares about its students and community, therefore it is vital we recognise the challenges we may face in society and work proactively to safeguard all.

If you wish to discuss any CSE concerns in further detail, please contact myself or a member of the BeSafe team. 

Kind regards

Caroline Welson