Cambridgeshire Safer Relationships for Exploited Children Team – County Lines Pathfinder (updated April 2022)

Summary:   Access to information and evaluation of the Safer Relationships for Exploited Children Team Project (SAFE) for children to the service and who are at moderate or significant risk of criminal exploitation.

 

 

Description:

The Safer Relationships for Exploited Children Project (SAFE) provides a service to children, who are known to the service and who are at moderate or significant risk of criminal exploitation who are identified as high need, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The project offers children a trusted and consistent worker who supports them, using a trauma informed model of intervention that supports those children to understand their previous and current experiences, to gradually make steps towards positive plans for the future. The team works with the children and their families to help them recognise risk and develop safety plans to prevent the risk of exploitation and serious youth violence in the future.

County Lines Pathfinder have shared a summary around embedding trauma informed care as well as a short study around the implementation of trauma informed care; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Youth Offending Service Development Study regarding implementation of Trauma Informed Care: Preliminary Findings regarding SAFE. The study analyses the attitude of staff towards trauma informed practice, which is critical in the successful implementation of trauma informed practice.

 

To support implementation in other Services, the SAFE team haver also shared the following:

 

 

Contact:

Youth justice service: Cambridgeshire County Council – Pathfinder
Name: Heidi Kailipaka (SAFE Team Manager)
Email: Heidi.kailipaka@cambridgeshire.gov.uk