From Humber Modern Slavery Partnership:
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Humberside has teamed up with the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership and local award-winning production company My Pockets to produce an animation and resource pack for parents, teachers and carers to educate 10–12 year-olds on the dangers of Child Criminal Exploitation.
‘Anywhere Kids’ uses aspects of real stories from real victims in our area to tell the story of how young people are groomed, coerced and trapped into exploitation such as drug dealing, forced criminality and sexual exploitation, and seeks to open a dialogue with younger children about some of the dangers they may face online or in person and how they might protect themselves from being targeted by exploiters and organised criminal gangs.
The animation, called ‘Anywhere Kids’ is also the second stage of the Not In Our Community 5-in-5 campaign bringing new and exciting, locally co-produced resources launched across the Humberside Police force area every week over 5 weeks. #5in5 Not In Our Community is a local campaign, funded and overseen by the OPCC, that aims to raise awareness of child exploitation, both criminal and sexual. In addition to a successful social media campaign, resources and stories are produced based on real life events that can be used throughout personal, educational and professional settings, to raise awareness across communities and help protect our young people.
We are currently developing a resource pack for teachers to accompany the film that will be launched with schools in September this year. If anyone would like more information please do get in touch with me. You can view and share the full ‘Anywhere Kids’ film on YouTube HERE