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: 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: 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…
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.    
Prevent Tragedies is a UK police and partners initiative to help prevent people getting drawn into violent extremism and terrorism.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Among Children and Young People - NICE Guidance, covers children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour, including those on remand or serving community or custodial sentences. It aims to ensure these problems don’t escalate and possibly lead to them being charged with a sexual offence. It also aims to ensure no-one is unnecessarily referred to…
This protocol provided by Barnet Children's Services sets out the process for providing an immediate and proportional operational response to a serious incident involving a young person who is either a victim or perpetrator of gang activity. The process requires a review of the initial action plan after 5 working days and before transition into business as usual.
Barnado’s have published the report Working with Children who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation, setting out models and processes used to work with children and young people who have been sexually exploited. The report updates Barnardo's '4As' model of support and has been developed for a broad audience, including those who wish to learn about effective and…
Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners is designed to support practitioners in their work with young people. The guide contains the definition of child sexual exploitation, potential vulnerabilities and indicators of abuse and appropriate action to take in response.
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.    
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