CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - IT'S NOT OK Healthy Relationships Launch

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

IT’S NOT OK – Launch of Healthy Relationships

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In October 2020, Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) in partnership with the NSPCC launched a twelve-month campaign to tackle child exploitation in Cumbria.

The ‘IT’S NOT OK’ campaign launched on Thursday 1st October, with an initial focus on child criminal exploitation, followed by online safety. From 1 March 2021, the campaign will focus on healthy relationships, highlighting the differences between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship; differences in behaviour that an unhealthy relationship can cause; the affect it can have on a child’s mental health; and what we can do to protect the children of Cumbria.

Events for parents and carers

As part of the campaign a Facebook Virtual Support Hour will be held by the CSCP on Cumbria Police’s Facebook page. The event is on Thursday 4 March from 8pm until 9pm and will focus on helping to safeguard children from unhealthy relationships.

Representatives from CSCP will explain the different signs that indicate a child may be in an unhealthy relationship, provide advice and details of relevant support services.

Questions can be asked during the surgery or can be submitted prior, anonymously, via a direct message to any of the Constabulary’s social media accounts. Use the link below to join the surgery:

Learning sessions for staff

In April we will be running training for staff on harmful sexual behaviours. These workshops will be delivered over Microsoft teams and booking details will be published later this month in our March newsletter.

How you can support

The campaign provides a great opportunity for you to help us reach people across Cumbria and in your local community. To help you spread awareness of the campaign you can:

  • Print and display the posters, especially in high footfall areas.
  • Download and use our range of digital and social media resources on your comms channels or profiles.
  • Update your Facebook profile picture on your personal account or organisational page using our new frame. Simply go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Edit” on your profile picture. Then tap “Add Frame”. Search “CE Cumbria”, select the frame and tap “Save”.
  • From Monday 1st March, look out for campaign posts on social media and share them with your friends and followers. Every share helps us reach more people with our key messages.
  • Subscribe to the CSCP e-newsletter to stay up to date at and follow @CumbriaSCP on Twitter.

Download the online safety campaign resources now from here