January 2017 saw the launch of 'Kayleigh's Love Story' (see details below) with the support of Kayleigh's family, Leicestershire Police have made a film about aspects of the last two weeks of her life.
Kayleigh's Love Story is a warning to young people, both girls and boys, about the dangers of speaking to people they don't know online. The film highlights just how quick and easy it can be for children to be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Its purpose is to protect children now and in the future and to stop another family losing a child in this way.
It's vital that young people understand the importance of staying safe online and that parents can spot the warning signs that may indicate their child is being groomed. Here in Northamptonshire, the work being undertaken by Simon Aston, E-safety officer with Northamptonshire County Council is really important to ensure awareness is raised across the County. You can view the professionals e-safety page of the NCC website here. The site also contains information on staying safe for parents and young people. Also, look out for Twitter activity from the NSCB and Simon (@NCCcybersafe) on Tuesday 7th February to support Safer Internet Day 2017.
Finally, On Thursday 26th January, you may have already seen that we published the Serious Case Review into Child N, which received extensive media interest. You'll be able to find copies of the Overview Report and 6 Step Briefing below and I'd like to encourage you all to read and share the learning with your teams.