Safeguarding and exploitation

It is the responsibility of all organisation and partners to ensure that they work with children in a way that ensures that they are considering their safety and wellbeing.

This section of the Youth Justice Resource Hub is concerned with guidance, tools, policies and procedures to help ensure that youth justice partners are able to work in a way that supports safeguarding and reduces the harm caused by exploitation.

Summary: Attached is the link to a briefing concerned with learning following two published serious case reviews in Newham and Waltham Forest.   Description: The College of Policing have published a short briefing exploitation, county lines, threats and weapons: learning from two serious case review, following the death of Chris (Newham) and Child C (Waltham Forest).
Summary:  Link to the Innovate project, which looks at addressing extra-familial risk and harm including child sexual exploitation, County Lines criminal exploitation, peer-on-peer abuse, gang affiliation, and serious youth violence.     The Innovate Project is a four-year research study funded at £1.9million by the Economic and Social Research Council (one of the UK research councils).The project is working with six…
Summary:  Link to Missing People service, SafeCall for children effected by child criminal exploitation and county lines.   Missing People, through their SafeCall service offer a non-judgemental, safe space for children effected by criminal exploitation and county lines to talk about their experiences in confidence. Their service offers children reassurance, support to explore their choices and help them formulate a…
Summary: Link to the ‘are you listening’ short film to raise awareness around child sexual exploitation.   Police and partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with funding from the Violence Reduction Network, have created a short film, entitled ‘are you listening?' (link will take users to Leicestershire Police website) to raise awareness of child criminal exploitation in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
 Summary: Link to the contextualised safeguarding report published by HMIP.  Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP), as part of their Academic Insight series have published Contextual Safeguarding report setting out how Contextual Safeguarding has changed the response of child protection systems to children at risk of significant harm in extra-familial settings and relationships. The report gives attention to how staff…
Summary: Link to modern slavery and NRM infomation.     The Home Office have put together a collection of relevant documentation in relation to modern slavery (the link will take you to GOV.UK page). The information includes: National referral mechanism Duty to notify Transparency in supply chains Research and publications Promotional materials Independent child trafficking advocates Training You may also…
Summary: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation have created a harmful sexual behaviour prevention toolkit to support professionals (as well as parents/carers).     The Lucy Faithfull Foundation have created a Harmful Sexual Behaviour Prevention Toolkit, designed for parents, carers, family members and professionals, to help everyone play their part in keeping children safe. The toolkit, contains links to useful information, resources,…
Summary: The toolkit, developed by Oxfordshire YOS is aimed at those working directly with children identified as vulnerable to exploitation. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a   Aims: Supporting children’s understanding of gangs and the associated risks. Supporting children’s understanding of exploitation, the different ways they could be exploited, and how to identify and avoid it. Support the children exploring the…
Summary: Link to the Home Office Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit: Disruption Tactics, aimed at practitioners to support safeguarding children from sexual and criminal exploitation.      In April 2019, the Home Office published the Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit: Disruption Tactics, which is aimed at front line staff to support their work around safeguarding children from sexual and criminal exploitation. The…
Summary: This tool is aimed at making children aware of sexual exploitation and educare them on the issues involved. Age: 12-17 Sex: n/a Cost: no     Aims:   The tool aims to make children aware of sexual exploitation and educate them on the issues involved. Provide opportunities for children to discuss on a 1-2-1 basis the possibility of being…
In 2000 in London, an eight-year-old girl, Victoria Climbié, was murdered by her guardians. Her murder led to a public inquiry led by Lord Laming. The inquiry led to critical changes in child protection policies in the United Kingdom. If you would like to read the report, you can do so here. The Government also completed a report, 'The Protection…
Summary: The purpose of the, Research on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men: A UK Scoping Study is to provide a brief synthesis of key findings from recent exploratory research on the sexual exploitation of young males in the UK. If you would like any further information, please access Barnardos directly.    
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