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 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…
Summary: A report, by the Children Society which outlines some of the improvements that can be made to better support and safeguard children who go missing in Wales.     The Children Society has published The Knowledge Gap: Safeguarding Missing Children in Wales report, which outlines some of the improvements that can be made to better support and safeguard these…
Summary: Case study from Havering YOS about a child whose offence was Inciting Terrorism. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a   Aim: To share a way of working that has supported a child with a terrorist related offence to receive the appropriate support and reduce the risk to the public     Description:Attached below is a case study from Havering…
Summary: The Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Board, provides strategic oversight of missing, exploited and trafficked children in the Borough of Lewisham. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims To safeguard children and young people from harm as a result of going missing; child sexual exploitation; or trafficking (or exploitation arising as a consequence of being the victim of…
The National Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Strategy (for England and for Wales) were developed by The Children’s Society, Victim Support and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) following scoping and exercises looking at trends relating to child sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse.   The strategies can be used to inform good practice and support regional strategies and…
Summary: This statutory guidance  focuses on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.     Working Together to Safeguard Children Statutory Guidance (July 2018) replaces the 2015 version. Please note that this statutory guidance applies to Local Authorities and schools. The guidance has also been adapted for young people and younger children.  
Summary:  The framework outlines the roles and responsibilities of the youth offending service, Children Social Care, Police, health and education in carrying out a multi-agency assessment for children that display harmful sexual behaviour. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: To develop and maintain clear, consistent agreements and working practices relating to how professionals respond to confirmed incidents…
Summary: The attachment below has been developed to support youth offending teams in the identification and management of children's involvement in extremism.     Managing Extremism for Under 18s Practice Advice (attached below) includes the risks of radicalisation and dealing with those arrested and convicted of Terrorist Act 2000 (TACT) offences.  The attached practice advice also includes definitions of extremism…
Summary: NCATS offers assessments and treatment of children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour.     National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS), which is part of NSPCC, is a national service which offers assessments and treatment of children and young people, up to the age of 21 who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour and provides consultation…
The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is the process that is used to record and refer potential victims of modern/human trafficking. The purpose of the NRM is to support evidence gathering process so that a child (or adult) can be referred for specialised support. Please click here for the home office referral and assessment forms (for children and adults) The Children’s…
Summary: The CSE Police and Prevention website has various sections of interest for staff woking with children in the youth justice system.     The Children’s Society as part of the National Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Programme for England and Wales, in partnership with Victim Support and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have created a website, CSE…
Summary: This guide provides practical information to staff to safeguard children.     Child Sexual Exploitation: Advice for Staff is a pocket guide to provide practical information to staff to safeguard children and young people. Areas included cover: What is Child Sexual Exploitation including signs and indicators Where children and young people are likely to be targeted Information sharing What…
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