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Multi Agency Child Exploitation Programme of Learning 2024

Multi Agency Child Exploitation Programme of Learning 2024

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are proud to support the National Working Group to highlight the National Child Exploitation awareness raising day on 18th March 2024.

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of #CEADay and we want to make this the biggest and best yet!

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of children and young people being abused through exploitation and encourage as many people as possible to talk about it, ‘Spot the signs’, and to start some vital conversations.

To mark the campaign were proud to launch the new Multi Agency Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy. Alongside this a free programme of training and learning was delivered by partners to raise awareness of Child Exploitation; sharing learning, best practice and emerging themes and trends and offers of support for victims in North Yorkshire. Resources, slides and recordings (where available) for each of the sessions are available below.

MACE Strategy

Programme of Learning Resources:

St Giles Trust: Child Criminal Exploitation and Girls in Gangs:

The session was delivered by St Giles Trust and provided partners with an overview of child criminal exploitation, with a particular focus on female victims and girls in gangs. The session included: Grooming methods, youth culture influences, glamorisation of criminal activity, ways in which young females are recruited and used (including their roles in gangs) and how young women and girls can stay safe from gangs.

Find our more about the work of St Giles Trust here: Home – St Giles (stgilestrust.org.uk)

St Giles Trust

County Lines: Early Intervention and Prevention in Schools.

North Yorkshire Police have collaborated with author Christina Gabbitas to deliver engaging and informative intervention and prevention to both primary and secondary school children and young people on the subject of county lines and associated risks.
The session shared an outline of work that has been completed across the county over the last 3 years. There was an an overview of the content within the two animations used “No More Knives and County Lines” & “Trapped in County Lines” and it also highlighted the consultation work that has taken place to develop the resources.
Feedback received from students and teachers, as well as some pieces of poetry which were created following the sessions was also shared.

Find our more about the “No More Knives and County Lines” & “Trapped in County Lines” programme here: No More Knife Crime |

Partnership Disruption in North Yorkshire

An opportunity for partners to learn more about the role of the North Yorkshire Police Child Missing and Exploitation Team since the team was established in 2023. Officers will share anonymised examples of some of the work they have completed as well as what wider partners can do to support with further disruption work including the vital role of sharing intelligence.
Alongside this, NYSCP Contextual Safeguarding Officer Gemma Ohr will share further examples of wider partnership disruption linked to the MACE level 2 meetings.

The Long Game: Leaders Unlocked

NYSCP welcomes Adam from ‘The Long Game’. The Long Game is a real lived story being told to educate young people about the dangers of organized crime gangs & how in links to child criminal exploitation (Modern Day Slavery).  It’s called The Long Game because it applies to those trying to exploit and those trying to escape exploitation.  
 
Adam will be presenting to children and young people across North Yorkshire schools, providing them with an open & honest conversation in a safe space, giving them a better understanding of how instant gratification is often used by the exploiters and giving a fuller understanding of
Peer on peer grooming
Debt Bondage
Child criminal Exploitation

Find our more about the work of Leaders Unlocked here: Leaders Unlocked (leaders-unlocked.org)

Ivison Trust

NYSCP welcomed Ivison Trust (formerly PACE). The session covered the history of Ivison Trust and their relational safeguarding model and contextual approach. Partners had opportunity to hear about the experiences of parents who have lived through child exploitation and the support they have received from the Ivison Trust. There was also an exercise showcasing the value of working with parents as key safeguarding partners.

Find out more about the work of Ivision Trust: Ivison Trust

Multi Agency Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy Launch

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are proud to launch their new Multi-Agency Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy.
This session shares an outline of work that has been completed and successes of the 2020-2023 strategy.
It highlights consultation work that has taken place to develop the new strategy alongside sharing information on the Tackling Child Exploitation Practice Principles.
The session also focuses on sharing the new strategy and give partners a chance to reflect on the strategic priorities and what it means for their practice.

The Children’s Society: Online Sexually Coerced Extortion

The partnership welcomed Phoebe Bond from the Children’s Society Prevention Programme to discuss the issue of Sexually Coerced Extortion. The session enables partners to gain a fuller understanding of sexually coerced extortion and how this type of exploitation harms young people. Partners will also developed an understanding of this as a type of both sexual and financial harm.

Find our more about The Children’s Society #LookCloser campaign here: #LookCloser To Spot Exploitation | The Children’s Society (childrenssociety.org.uk)

The Children’s Society: Online Sexually Coerced Extortion

Barnardo’s: Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship (ICTG) service

Barnardo’s Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTG) delivered a session giving an overview of different ways in which children are exploited, including examples and indicators. The session will also covered the role of the ICTG service alongside covering:

Overview and examples of Criminal Exploitation, Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Servitude, Forced Labour and Organ Harvesting
Signs and Indicators of different types of exploitation
Definition of Trafficking and how it links to exploitation
Role of ICTG Service and how you can refer.

Find out more about the ICTG service here: Independent Guardian Service | Barnardo’s (barnardos.org.uk)

YorSexual Health – supporting victims of child sexual exploitation

The Partnership welcomed colleagues from the YorSexual health service who will gave an overview of their services and how they support victims of child sexual exploitation.

Find our more about YorSexual Health Service here: YorSexualHealth – Home

The Children’s Society: Financial Exploitation

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are proud to team with the Children’s Society who delivered an additional masterclass with a focus in increasing awareness and understanding of Child Financial Exploitation.

Find our more about The Children’s Society #LookCloser campaign here: #LookCloser To Spot Exploitation | The Children’s Society (childrenssociety.org.uk)

The Children’s Society: Financial Exploitation

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