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.

The Prevent Duty Guidance is in regards to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which contains a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Serious Case Reviews and Exploitation Through Radicalisation report was commissioned by Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to evaluate multi-agency responses to vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation through radicalisation. It follows the deaths of two brothers, ‘W’ and ‘X,’ in Syria in 2014. They had received services from local agencies in the Brighton & Hove area…
Summary:  The award-winning simulations offer a safe way to explore child protection situations.     The University of Kent Centre for Child Protection have made available online their award-winning simulations which offer a safe way to explore child protection situations; they provide an innovative way to reflect, evaluate, practice and learn. Professionals and young people have the opportunity to immerse…
The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (“specified authorities” listed in Schedule 6 to the Act), in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard…
Summary: The NSPCC have developed the Harmful sexual behaviour framework. This framework aims to help youth justice practitioners improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours. It aims to provide a coordinated and consistent approach to recognising the risks and needs of this vulnerable group. The framework was developed by the NSPCC in conjunction with Research in Practice and…
Summary: The aim of the Inquiry, and this report, Now I know it was Wrong: Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Support and Sanctions for Children who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour, is to probe whether legislation, policy and practice are fit to protect our children in the society they are growing up in today, and to pre-empt the risks that…
Summary: Working with Children and Young People who Experience Running Away and Child Sexual Exploitation: An Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners aims to provide practitioners working with children and young people with learning from an action research study addressing the relationship between running away and child sexual exploitation (CSE) so that, where appropriate, this learning can be incorporated into direct practice.…
Summary: Sexual Exploitation: Sex, Secrets and Lies has been created for children to support them to understand what sexual exploitation can be as well as information that can empower children to make positive choices. If you would like any further information, please access Barnardos directly.    
Summary: Study by the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse, exploringthe use of screening and risk assessment tools relating to CSE in England and Wales.     The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has published The Use of Tools and Checklists to Assess Risk of Child Sexual Exploitation: An Exploratory Study. The study builds directly on a…
Summary: Statutory guidancefor the provision of support for looked-after children who are unaccompanied migrant children, and who may be victims, or potential victims, of modern slavery.     Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Modern Slavery (Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities) sets out the steps that local authorities and staff running local multi-agency safeguarding arrangements should take…
Summary: Report by the Children's Society concerning supporting children who are at risk of being trafficked for criminal exploitation.   Two reports have been produced by The Children’s Society as part of the National CSE/A Prevention Programme for England and Wales, in partnership with Victim Support. They aim to address some gaps in knowledge; offer suggestions for supporting children who…
Summary: Attached is guidance around safeguarding children who returning to UK from Syria, from the Department for Education.     The Department for Education, in collaboration with the Home Office, has produced the attached guidance; Safeguarding Children Returning to UK from Syria.  The guidance is intended to support safeguarding children that are returning to the UK from Syria and minimising…
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