Working For Marcus (Ages 13+)

Child exploitation (CE), knife crime, sexual exploitation (CSE), county lines, grooming
  • Relationships, Sexual Health and Health Education (RSHE) should ensure that grooming, sexual exploitation and domestic abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour, should be addressed sensitively and clearly.

  • Pupils should know how sexual consent, sexual exploitation, grooming and coercion can affect current and future relationships.

  • Pupils should be made aware of the relevant legal position on sexual exploitation, violence and exploitation by gangs, extremism/radicalisation and criminal exploitation including 'county lines'.


The programme uses well researched drama with relevant, engaging content to bring the issues to life to introduce or consolidate learning on the issue.


These are discussion based and interactive providing opportunity for students to share opinions, develop their learning and know where to get support.


Lesson plans and interactive resources to use on a range of PSHE topics to support your curriculum and prepare and follow up the Loudmouth visit.


Updates on PSHE with regular ideas and advice on learning objectives. Loudmouth can also support with staff training and consultancy on PSHE.

Powerful theatre in education programme on child exploitation.

This programme teaches about a wide range of child exploitation issues including child sexual exploitation, exploitation into crime e.g. county lines and knife crime.

Safe and sensitively run drama and workshop.

The programme uses well researched drama plus discussion workshop to help young people spot the signs of grooming, raise empathy for victims and see the impact of child exploitation. It highlights how perpetrators target young people's vulnerabilities, how victims and perpetrators can be anyone e.g. gender, ethnicity, age and the laws around coercive and controlling behaviour.



60% of learners said that they would act differently in the future as a result of the programme.


93% said that as a result of participating they felt 'confident' or 'very confident' in spotting signs of child exploitation or grooming.


88% could name 3 places to go to for help and support around child exploitation and grooming after taking part in the programme.


100% of staff would recommend the programme to other schools.

Proven increase of young people's confidence and skills on topic of child exploitation.

Evaluation has shown that this programme has increased young people's knowledge of where to go for support and increased their knowledge and ability to spot signs of grooming to safeguard themselves against perpetrators e.g. staying safe online.