Male CSE and grooming session
The 2019 statutory guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education highlights that pupils should know the concepts of, and laws relating to, sexual consent, sexual exploitation and abuse and that issues such grooming and sexual exploitation should also be addressed sensitively and clearly.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) and grooming affect many children and young people and whilst boys and young men also experience CSE they are less likely to make disclosures, less likely to recognise the signs of grooming and less likely to believe they could be sexually abused/exploited.
This highlights the need for a specialist approach and for schools to adopt a proactive approach and make good use of PSHE to highlight the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys.
This approach is encouraged by the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the National Association for Head Teachers (NAHT) and the PSHE Association and many others.
This 50 – 60 minute session aims to:
- Increase boy’s awareness of the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys
- Increase boy’s ability to recognise the grooming warning signs
- Increase boy’s ability to recognise unsafe relationships
- Real examples of boys who have experienced CSE
- Real examples of perpetrators who have committed CSE
- Warning signs to look out for
- Myths related to male victims and female perpetrators
- Myths related to gender stereotypes and masculinity
- Where and how to access support