In the past two days ove 900 young people in Fenland have seen Chelsea’s Choice performed in their academy. The play is a powerful and thought provoking story about a girl called Chelsea and the choices she makes that leads her to danger and vulnerability.
The support from professionals has been over whelming with Police, Refuge, Centre 33, Link to Change, Locality, Council and Fire & Rescue being just some of those who have facilitated and offered support after each performance.
The actors were passionate and knowledgeable about the subject and after each performance gave a talk about the contents of the play including:
- Online safety
- Healthy Relationships
- The Grooming process
- Support and people to talk to
In the next few weeks, we will be going back to each academy to do some follow up work in the form of workshops and focus groups.
We also had a community performance in Wisbech that gave parents and carers the chance to view the production and speak with professionals. The aim was to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and allow them to be able to identify some of the signs that someone is being exploited – The more you know, the more you see.
Thank you also to the support from Councillor David Oliver and the Police & Crime Commissioner who supported the community performance last night.