What is the project purpose?
The project provides support to young people aged 11- 18 years predominantly from BME background (but not exclusively) who are involved in or at risk of being involved in Child Sexual Exploitation. We aim to raise awareness and develop community and individual resilience to child sexual exploitation, by providing 1 to 1 support, workshops and training for young people, their families and professionals. We provide support and advice to young people in the following ways:
- One to one confidential support for young people at risk
- Group-work sessions, with topics such as internet safety, keeping safe, healthy and unhealthy relationships, self-esteem and confidence building, personal safety
- Advocate and signpost on behalf of the young person to other support services.
The project also offers:
- Awareness raising workshops for parents and professionals
- User led workshops and seminars designed to provide training on addressing CSE within BME communities
Who can use this service? Young people aged 11-18 years old, at risk of CSE or may be vulnerable to becoming involved in such activity for example young people at risk, excluded or persistent absentees, young people who go missing from home or care, not engaging in outreach activities.
How can people access this service? We will take referrals from parents, young people or family members, professionals and agencies (e.g. police, youth service, third sector, schools, social care, health workers, community workers).
Who works on this project? Narinder Bahra and Saikha Pinnu CSE Project Workers
Contact 0113 277 3330 and ask for Youth Team.