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Hotels and taxi firms asked to help tackle child sexual exploitation in Cheshire

Published March 5, 2015 by misty534

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The next stage of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the signs of child sexual exploitation launches this week in Cheshire.

Work has already been carried out to raise awareness amongst young people – explaining what it is and offering advice and support to victims, potential victims and their family and friends.

Information packs have also been distributed to every secondary school in the county containing key information and advice for teachers and those working with young people.

The next stage of the campaign focuses on raising awareness of the key signs and behaviours associated with victims of CSE amongst hotel staff and taxi drivers.

Hotels across the county have been sent awareness packs containing a variety of material for use within each site − this includes one poster aimed at cleaners and maintenance staff and another poster aimed at reception staff. These contain important information on what staff should look out for in terms of young people visiting a hotel.

There is also a desk calendar, small stickers and a leaflet explaining what their obligations are as business owners.

Other similar packs are also being distributed to taxi drivers across Cheshire – via the four local authorities – reinforcing the message.

This will be accompanied by adverts on buses and taxis on key routes across Cheshire − highlighting the campaign.

The campaign was first launched in November 2013 and aims to provide a greater understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation − and the issues surrounding it.

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Paedophile Teacher Keith Cavendish-Coulson Assaulted 24 Boys at Terra Nova School

Published November 6, 2014 by misty534

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A former French teacher has been jailed for sexually abusing 24 pupils at an independent boys school in Cheshire.

Keith Cavendish-Coulson, 71, pleaded guilty to 42 counts of indecent assault on boys aged eight to 13 at Terra Nova School near Holmes Chapel.

The abuse took place in dormitories, his own rooms and in classrooms during lessons between 1973 and 1975.

Cavendish-Coulson, of Crookham Common, Berkshire, was jailed for six years and nine months at Chester Crown Court.

Described in court as a serial paedophile, Cavendish-Coulson, of Crookham Hill, also pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy he privately tutored in the late 1980s.

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The abuse took place at the school between 1973 and 1975

Judge Roger Dutton described two victim impact statements read to the court as “very powerful”.

They told of the long term effects of the abuse they suffered at the hands of Cavendish-Coulson.

The two men said they had trouble forming relationships, bouts of depression and lingering resentment of their parents who left them in the care of a man who breached their trust and exploited their vulnerability in such a serious way.

Claire Lindley, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Keith Cavendish-Coulson presented himself as a friendly and approachable teacher in order to carry out a string of sexual offences against the pupils in his care.

“He used this position of authority to target young boys who trusted their teachers and were often living far away from home.”

She said his abuse has had a “profound effect on his many victims”.

The former master at prestigious Terra Nova School, near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, admitted 41 sample counts of indecent assault and was today sentenced to six years and nine months’ imprisonment at Chester Crown Court.

All but one of the 71-year-old’s victims were pupils at £13,000-a-year school Terra Nova, with some of the assaults happening during lessons.