It has been brought to our attention that some children and young people in our area have unfortunately been exposed to a viral video shared on social media containing indecent images of two children. The video has been shared on a number of platforms including Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook Live. We have received a number of reports from children and young people who have seen this footage; therefore it is highly likely that the students in your school have seen it too.
For further information, BBC News have covered the story here:
In light of the severity of this incident and the way in which viewing this material can traumatise or re-traumatise an individual, we have put together some information for additional support services that can help you to support students that have been adversely affected by this video.
Survivors Network - Supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Sussex:
YMCA WiSE Project – Supporting children and young people to stay safe in their relationships in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and Surrey:
CEOP – The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command:
Childline - free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:
o by calling 0800 1111
o by email
o through 1-2-1 counsellor chat
If you would like to talk to a worker at WiSE then please find all of our contact details here:
YMCA WiSE team
East Sussex County Council
Children and families – 0345 6080192
Supports around 130 children and their families on an individual basis at any one time, receiving referrals from social workers, school staff, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), doctors surgeries, and parents themselves. In addition, we run parenting groups to offer new ways of doing things and get the best from children, which provide very supportive networks for parents.
Contact: Nicola Dudley, COPES Coordinator, Action in rural Sussex, Wessex House, 212 High Street, Lewes BN7 2NH Tel: (01273) 407336 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm. Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm. Please leave message at other times. If you cannot call our helpline, ask
someone to call for you. We may be able to visit you at home or arrange an interpreter.
Phone: 0345 60 80 192 or text 07797 870317 - www.parentlinksussex.org.uk
Offer advice, training amd support
Phone: 01323 464 210 - EAL Team
Phone: 01323 464 215 - Traveller Education Team
Service for anyone under 19, or parents/carers who are concerned about their child's drug/alcohol use.
Phone: 01323 841470 for an appointment.
Information shop @ The Joff: 01273 583354
For advice and support with drug and alcohol issues please call or email us. You will be asked for a contact number and someone will call you back the same day.
St Mark's House, Hawks Road,
14 Upperton Road,
East Sussex BN21 1EP
Phone: 1323 464404
Woman's Refuge Project Outreach Service
Advice, support and information for women experiencing domestic violence.
Phone: 01273 email@example.com
Is a charity which supports women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and across West Sussex.
Phone: 01273 622 822
National 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
We have a support centre located in Eastbourne and another in the city of Brighton and Hove. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Brighton and Hove
Support anywhere else in East Sussex: 01323 642942
Address: Eastbourne, BN21 3QY
Care for the Carers
Is an independent charity which supports unpaid carers in East Sussex who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is frail, disabled, and/or has a long term illness.
www.cftc.org.uk - 01323 738390 - email@example.com
Claude Nicol Centre
Drop-In clinic Thursday 3.30-5.30pm.
Phone 01273 664721 for appointment.
Peacehaven Youth Centre, The Joff. Health Drop-in. Fridays 4-7pm and Wednesdays 7-9pm.
Newhaven Youth Drop In
Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven. Wednesday & Thursday 4.30-6.30pm.
Contact Kay 01273 517250 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall Lane, Newhaven. Open 9.30 to 5pm Monday to Thursday & 9.30 to 12.30 on Friday.
01273 612360 - email@example.com
Monday evening 5-7.30pm (drop-in 5-5.30pm).
01323 416100 for appointments.
Clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday all day, by appointment but drop-in’s will be seen for sexual health matters.
Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.
Free Parent line: 0808 800 2222
Children's Legal Centre
Free legal advice on all aspects of the law affecting children and young people.
General enquiries: 01206 714650
Advice and information relating to bullying.
Confidential Information and advice regarding drug and alcohol abuse.
0300 123 6600
Think U Know
Website run by The Child Exploitation and Protection Centre (CEOP) Information and advice for parents. Internet abuse or concerns can be reported here. Always call 999 if you think someone is in danger.
Offers a range of services which gives women and children access to professional support in relation to domestic violence regardless of their situation.
0808 2000 247 (24hr helpline) - www.refuge.org.uk
Men's Advice Line
Is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Their focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and reduce the risk.
www.rnensadviceline.org.uk - 0808 801 0327 - firstname.lastname@example.org