Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Chelsea's Diary Comes Under The Spotlight

A new theatre production which raises awareness of child sexual exploitation is being offered to all schools next year.

Chelsea’s Choice tells the story of a group of three young people who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea.

Aimed at all children and young people of secondary school age, the play has already been performed and well-received by Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) in Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and Peterborough.

The interactive production – by theatre company Alter Ego – is performed by young actors and lasts about 30 minutes, followed by an hour’s discussion.

A performance of Chelsea’s Choice will be offered to all schools in Cambridgeshire in February and March 2014, but live taster sessions are being offered next week.

These will be performed on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November and are aimed at the safeguarding leads of all agencies working with children and young people in Year 9; parents, headteachers, governors and representatives from all primary, secondary, special and independent schools.

Anyone interested in attending one of the taster sessions should contact Sally Giddins at the Cambridgeshire LSCB on 01480 373522 or by e-mail at lscbtraining@cambridgeshire.gov.uk