On 16th November 2017, we will be screening Kayleigh’s Love Story during progress time.
We are facilitating the session to ensure our students are aware of online dangers, sexual exploitation, how to keep safe and report any worries they may have.
You may have seen national publicity about Kayleigh Haywood and the launch of a film called Kayleigh’s Love Story film earlier this year.
Kayleigh, a fifteen year old girl from Leicestershire, was groomed online and then murdered.
What makes this case so shocking and rare is not just the murder, but the speed of events. It only took fifteen days from receiving a Facebook message from a man Kayleigh didn’t know to the tragic events leading to her murder.
The Kayleigh’s Love Story film is hard-hitting and relevant without being graphic or offensive.
The events will include preparation for students, workshops and an opportunity for discussion. This will help raise awareness of healthy relationships, safe internet use, grooming and sexual exploitation as well as where young people can go for help and advice.
There will be school staff and (when possible) specialist support workers on hand should any young person raise any concerns or worries about themselves or others.
With high profile cases around the country currently making the news on a regular basis, we request that you help us to raise awareness of these issues and monitor your child’s use of the online devices to ensure they are safe. If you would like to know more about keeping your child safe online, please see the NSPCC website, Thinkuknow and CEOP.
If you have any questions or concerns about our Kayleigh’s Love Story session, please contact the Safeguarding Team, 01254 505700 who will be happy to discuss this work with you.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Hussain
- Safeguarding & Welfare Officer: Mrs Boocock
- Safeguarding & Welfare Officer: Mr Kamaluddin
- BCHS Safeguarding Hotline: 07908 548 555
If you would like to view Kayleigh’s Love Story film you can do so via YouTube below: