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CHELSEA'S Choice (Y9)

11 Sep 2017

Dear parent/carer of year 9 student

A performance of Chelsea’s Choice by the AlterEgo theatre group is being made available to your child as part of the ‘Could you spot the signs?’ and ‘CEASE’ (Commitment to Eradicate Abuse and Sexual Exploitation) campaigns that we support. The performance will take place, at Ibstock Community College on the afternoon of 5th October 2017.

The tour of Chelsea’s Choice is part of on-going work by our college, the police, councils, NHS and others, who are continuing to work hand-in-hand to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and will build on the awareness-raising promoted through the roll out of Kayleigh’s Love Story in our PSHE programme last year. You can watch the video by CLICKING HERE.

Chelsea’s Choice was first rolled out to schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in 2013 and we were one of the first schools in the area to arrange a performance.  Over 13,600 young people saw Chelsea’s Choice through Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during the eight week tour during autumn 2015.

‘Chelsea's Choice’ is an internationally renowned innovative and powerful production highlighting the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The play is 40 minutes long followed by a 20-30 minute plenary session exploring issues raised in the play.  A trailer of the play can be seen by CLICKING HERE

The play has proven highly effective in:

  • Raising awareness of healthy relationships and appropriate behaviour
  • Promoting safe internet use
  • Identifying risky situations
  • Raising awareness of ‘The Grooming Process’ and the differing forms that it can take
  • Raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation and the differing forms that it can take
  • Sign-posting relevant services

Chelsea’s Choice is for audiences from 12 years of age and local data demonstrates that CSE affects all children from a variety of age groups including those that are not known to statutory services. We believe that any child can fall victim to this kind of abuse and that is why we are showing the production to year 9 students.

A letter will be posted on our website with further details about the performance.

Lee Sheldon - Vice Principal

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