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: 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…
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…
Summary: This research report is focused on disadvantaged young people's experiences of violence and control in intimate relationships.     Standing on My Own Two Feet’: Disadvantaged Teenagers, Intimate Partner Violence  and Coercive Control is a NSPCC research report focusing on disadvantaged young people’s experiences of violence and control in intimate relationships. 
Summary: This  tool is intended to help practitioners with risk assessment and safety planning in child protection cases.     The Signs of Safety Model is a tool intended to help practitioners with risk assessment and safety planning in child protection cases. The report was published by NSPCC.
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