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Who are Safe and Free?
Safe and Free is a charity and social enterprise. We work to eradicate human trafficking in the UK. To find out more about us and our work, please click the link below.
Why is this pack being taught in schools?
There are an estimated 13,000 people trapped in modern slavery in the UK today.
Young people are particularly at risk as they transition between child and adult. They find themselves in more independent circumstances eg in the workplace, socialising without their parents, venturing into romantic relationships. All these are areas where the young person is developing and learning about life and they are more likely to take known, but particularly unknown risks.
Traffickers can prey on young people to manipulate and exploit them. We want to put a stop to this which is why we want to make young people aware of them. Through education we can empower students to spot the signs of grooming, CSE and trafficking and know exactly how to react and how to get help.
Why do the students do a fundraiser?
Fundraising on behalf of Safe and Free is an important part of the education pack. It allows students the opportunity to learn through social action, raising-awareness, fundraising and campaigning. It also gives them the chance to reflect on everything they have learnt in the lessons and why the topic is an important message for young people. As the students engage with campaigning they see that they can be active in making a difference on an important social issue and that their contribution works to protect other young people in the UK.
Safe and Free provide the resource to schools free of charge. We believe it is vital that all young people should be protected from trafficking and that education is the key way to achieve this. We rely on schools to support our efforts through fundraising so we can continue providing many more UK schools with the free resource.
Fundraising also enables us to keep our education pack up-to-date with new materials and resources.
Find out more about fundraising for Safe and Free by clicking the button below.
What age is the Education Pack aimed at?
The Safe and Free Education Pack was originally developed with Year 9 students in mind, however the education pack can be used for all secondary year groups. Teachers are able to adapt the materials to their age group as appropriate.