Management Information Sheet

Home Office Campaign - Something's Not Right

MI Sheet TypeAction
To Be Completed By: 27/11/2020
MI Number:123/20
Publication Date:20/11/2020 12:00:00
LA Contact:Kelly Waters / Lucy Canning / Claire Farrelly (01603 303303)
Audience:Designated safeguarding leads; headteachers; chairs of governors

Home Office Campaign - Something's Not Right

The Home Office has created a new campaign, 'Something's Not Right', to help secondary children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown. With schools re-opened and safeguarding channels restored, the campaign aims to build awareness of the support services available to victims and encourage disclosure of abuse to a trusted adult.

The campaign has been developed in close collaboration with the NSPCC, Barnardo's, The Children's Society, Internet Watch Foundation and Marie Collins Foundation. The campaign's brand, Something's Not Right, centres on the insight that children who suffer different forms of abuse may not have the ability to define or describe their experience, but they know the emotions they feel and the sense that something is not right. The campaign will help children to understand what may be causing them to feel these emotions and signpost support. The campaign will focus on the following:

  • Social Media Advertising: Social media campaign adverts will be served to children aged 13 and over on Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, and will direct them to the campaign web page. The four ads, which focus on troubling scenarios hidden amongst every day slogans, can be viewed here.
  • Campaign web page: - this has been developed with Childline and is hosted on their website. The page helps children identify different forms of abuse, signposts a variety of online resources and provides guidance on how to seek support, either from a trusted adult or Childline's services
  • Lesson Plans: We have collaborated with the PSHE Association, Barnardo's and the NSPCC to create lesson plans for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students. They focus on children's rights to safety, reinforce the campaign's key messages and encourage disclosure of abuse to a teacher. The plans, resources and accompanying teacher guidance are all available to download on the PSHE Association website.

Please review the resources available considering how the lessons plans can be used as part of the curriculum and promote the campaign by sharing campaign assets on your social media accounts, adding campaign banners to your websites. All of the campaign materials, including lesson plans. social media assets, suggested social media copy, case study animations, digital banners and posters, are available to download from the campaign portal.