Anti-sex Trafficking Protocol
The Ministry of Education requires Ontario school boards to have an anti-sex trafficking protocol tailored to the needs of their community. According to the Ministry of Education, “human trafficking is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative crimes worldwide. It is predatory and devastatingly damaging to victims, survivors, their families, and communities. Human trafficking can include recruiting, harboring or controlling a person's movements using force, physical or psychological coercion, or deception.”
The focus of the Niagara Catholic District School Board Anti-Sex Trafficking Protocol is to protect empower school communities to play a key role in fighting sex trafficking to keep students keeping safe from sexual exploitation.
As part of the protocol, Niagara Catholic developed training on anti-sex trafficking which all new and current school-based staff must complete. This training will be updated to stay current with emerging issues related to sex trafficking and changes in community services and response.
Students will continue to learn about healthy relationships and consent as part of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum as well as through our Kids in the Know program provided by The Canadian Centre for Child Protection and delivered by our Child and Youth Workers. Niagara Catholic is committed to continuing to build the digital literacy skills of our students as an additional important safeguard.
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