The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Government of Ontario are committed to keeping students safe and supporting healthy communities. Together, we work with parents/guardians and caregivers, as well as community partners to ensure student safety and increase education and awareness about inappropriate behaviours.
Due to almost daily contact with students, teachers and other education staff are well placed to educate on prevention and promote healthy relationships, notice troubling changes in behaviour, and connect with students as caring adults.
Download a copy of the draft LKDSB Keeping Students Safe: Anti-Sex Trafficking Protocol.
Note: This is a draft version of the protocol, which is under review in consultation with community partners.
Human Trafficking Awareness
A message from Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton and Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton:
Definition of sex trafficking
As outlined in PPM 166 – Keeping Students Safe: School Board Anti-Sex Trafficking Protocols, “sex trafficking is a form of sexual exploitation and is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada. It can include recruiting, harbouring, transporting, obtaining or providing a person for the purpose of sex. It involves the use of force, physical or psychological coercion or deception. Most individuals who are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation are women and girls, but all people may be targeted."
Report concerns for student safety
As per PPM 166 – Keeping Students Safe: School Board Anti-Sex Trafficking Protocols, LKDSB has established a process for reporting concerns for a student who may be being trafficked.
This information may be shared with school staff, police, or the Children's Aid Society in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the student.
Please complete the form on the Safe Schools page to report a concern.