Would you like to know more about Child Sexual Exploitation? Attend the Chelsea’s Choice theatre production.




Dear Community

Are you a parent, a person who works with young people or just someone who would like to know more about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)?   I have been working on a project called Chelsea’s Choice which is a Theatre Production that is being rolled out to Schools and Community Venues in the South Cambs area between the 22nd February and 11th March 2016.  In addition to the Theatre Production you will learn more about Child Sexual Exploitation, know how to spot the signs and be aware of what help and support is out there.   If you are interested in attending the free performance community event, please see the invite below and email me on leanne.fisher@cambs.pnn.police.uk to book your place confirming which event you wish to attend.

Kind Regards

Leanne Fisher – Cambridgeshire Police

Chelsea’s Choice



Raising Awareness Around Child Sexual Exploitation

A 40 minute play followed by a 30 minute, actor led discussion for


South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City (SCCC) Children and Young People’s Area Partnership, South Cambs Crime and Disorder Partnership, Cambridge City Community Safety Partnership and the Drug and Alcohol Team are working together  to bring  a tour of this successful theatre production to South Cambs and the City.  A number of secondary schools in these areas are taking on this performance to show to their year 9/10 students between the 22nd February 2016 and 11th March 2016.  This is to help raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation.  In addition to these events we have two community performances that we are making available to parents, young people, people working with young people and other professionals in the South Cambridgeshire area.  This is so the wider community has the chance to see the performance, be aware of what CSE is, be able to spot the signs of CSE and know what services are out there to support victims and potential victims.


‘Chelsea’s Choice’ tells the story of three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea.  Chelsea was a young girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, is approached by Gary.  He is older, owns a car and a flat and treats her like an adult.  Unfortunately, he is not what he first appeared to be.  Chelsea’s story is played out and examined by three students and their teacher, who attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented. The play lasts for 40 minutes and is followed by a 30 minute actor led discussion, exploring the themes in the play which include:-

  • Grooming
  • Internet safety
  • Healthy relationships
  • Substance use
  • Identifying risky situations
  • Sexual exploitation

The programme has toured nationally and been commissioned by 24 Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB), including the Cambridgeshire LSCB ‘We feel that the Chelsea’s Choice production is one of the best ways to raise awareness around an issue that can have a damaging effect on young people without them seeing themselves as victims. We feel now that more young people after seeing the production would have the confidence to speak out if they felt that they or their friends where being sexually exploited’                                                                                                                                                               Lincolnshire LSCB

The production toured Cambridgeshire in spring 2014 and was performed to year 9 students.  It was highly rated by school staff, other professionals working with young people and young people themselves. ‘I feel that pupils will remember the messages given as they will remember them from the production.  It was much more effective than any single teacher trying to get those messages over’  ‘It was beneficial for all students and it was given in an unpatronising way which really struck a chord with our students’  ‘I would recommend the play to other young people as it completely changed the way I viewed abuse’ ‘Before seeing the play I did not know about child sexual exploitation’

For more information about Chelsea’s Choice and the production team (Alter Ego)  see www.alteregocreativesolutions.co.uk


Both events will include an introduction to CSE by Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridge County Council; the Performance, an actor lead discussion and a questions and answers session to finish off.  Police Officers/PCSO’s will be in attendance to speak to at the end.  Please note this performance is only suitable for children of 12 years and over. The South Cambridgeshire community performance dates and venues are:-

  • Cambourne – Tuesday the 23rd Feburary 2016 at SCDC Offices, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park. Cambourne. Cambridge  CB23 6EA, starting at 12.30 p.m. finishing around 2.30 p.m.
  • Sawston – Thursday the 3rd March 2016 at the Marven Centre, New Road, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3BP,  starting at 7 p.m. and finishing around  9.00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, however, spaces are limited. If you wish to attend one of the events please contact Leanne Fisher from Cambs Police to book yourself a place. You will need to confirm your name, email address and which venue you would like to attend.  Alternatively if you require any further information about the events, please contact Leanne. To contact Leanne please email:- Leanne.fisher@cambs.pnn.police.uk  or telephone 01223 497610 or  07850 142430

Think twice before you act – online security advice


Warning from Get Safe Online as reported phishing scams rise by more than 20% in 12 months

  • Over a quarter of victims of online fraud have been scammed by phishing emails or phone calls
  • Over three quarters of all reported phishing incidents are via email

Social engineering is an extremely targeted type of scam where fraudsters manipulate their victims into sharing confidential information. This can happen through fake emails, phone calls, texts or posts (and even leaving a malware-infected USB stick lying around). It frequently involves piecing together information from various sources such as social media and intercepted correspondence to appear genuine and convincing. The complex nature of the attack makes it very hard to spot a scam before it is too late.

This week Get Safe Online in partnership with Barclays, Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, City of London Police, CIFAS, and Financial Fraud Action UK, has launched a new advertising campaign waring the public about the dangers of ‘social engineering’ as reported figures from the National Fraud Investigation Bureaux show incidents have risen by 21% in 12 months.

Get Safe Online, along with its partners, is encouraging people to

Think Twice Before You Act’ to reduce the number of people falling victim to social engineering fraud.

The rise of social engineering

Undoubtedly cybercriminals have become more and more sophisticated in their attacks and this is shown in new figures from Action Fraud, which indicate 95,556 reported phishing scams recorded between: November 2014 – October 2015. This represents a 21% increase over the same period the previous year.

This is further supported by research from Get Safe Online, revealing that over a quarter (26%) of victims online fraud have been scammed by these types of social engineering emails or phone calls. In addition, over a one fifth of people (22%) said they are most concerned about this type of online crime.

Interestingly, the research from Action Fraud found that the reported incidents of phishing scams peaked on 21st October – the same day as the Talk Talk data breach. This highlights the increasing fear surrounding these kind of attacks, especially in the light of this and other high profile breaches that took place last year.

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Don’t become prey for a fraudster – follow some simple steps to avoid becoming a victim

Do you think twice before clicking on links in unexpected emails, posts or texts, or open unknown email attachments?

Do you think before you reveal your confidential details to total stranger who has called you, claiming to be from your bank, your credit card company, or the police?

If not you may become easy prey for a fraudster. They get you on the hook, reel you in, and before you realise, you’ve given away your PINS, passwords, or bank account details… everything they need to steal your hard earned money.

Millions of people in the UK are defrauded in this way every year, and you can protect yourself from becoming one of them.

Tips to avoid online and telephone scams

Never give out personal or financial data including usernames, passwords, PINS, ID numbers or memorable phrases.

Check that people or organisations who you supply payment card or other confidential information to are genuine, and even then never reveal passwords. A bank, HMRC, retailer or other reputable organisation won’t ask for your full password or PIN via email, phone call or any other means.

If you are asked by a caller to cut off the call and phone your bank or card provider, call the number on your bank statement or other document from your bank – or on the back of your card. But be sure to use another phone from the one you received the call on or leave it for five minutes before you make the call, in case the sender number has been spoofed or the line is left open.

Don’t open email attachments from unknown sources – as they could well contain malware. Delete them, and take the details to report if appropriate.

Don’t click on links in emails from sender you don’t know. Instead, roll your mouse or finger over the link to reveal the actual sender. If they are different, it’s a scam. Even if you get an email that seems to come from someone you might know – but seems unusual – the sender may be a fraudster who’s spoofed their address. If in doubt, call (don’t email) the sender.

Don’t attach external storage devices like USB sticks or hard drives – or insert CD-ROMs/ DVD-ROMs into your computer – if you are unsure of the source. This is a favoured way for fraudsters to spread malware.

Remember: if you have been a victim of banking fraud or spot irregular activity on your account, contact your bank straight away. It’s important to report any fraud to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20 40 or via www.actionfraud.police.uk

Also report fraud to any website or ISP where you’ve been defrauded. This applies however large or small the amount: it could protect others, and the proceeds of fraud are often used to fund activities like terrorism and human trafficking.





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