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MACE and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy 2024 -27

MACE and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy 2024 -27

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are pleased to present the new Multi Agency and Contextual Safeguarding Strategy (2024 – 27)

This strategy recognises that while traditionally safeguarding young people focused on risks within the home, some children experience abuse and exploitation outside the home (extra familial harm). This harm can occur in a range of extra familial contexts including schools and education settings, peer groups, within community spaces and in the online world.

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership recognise the need for strong partnership working and a shared responsibility when working with children, particularly working as whole family approach and listening and acting upon the voice of the child, as highlighted in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2023)

The strategy aims to bring together expertise, knowledge and skills to deliver services in a co-ordinated way
across the following strands of exploitation:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Child Criminal Exploitation (including county lines, financial exploitation and organised crime groups)
  • Children Missing from Home (MFH)
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB)
  • Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT)
  • Online Child Exploitation
  • Peer on peer exploitation/ teenage relationship abuse
  • Radicalisation and extremism

In order to achieve this, we have set out four clear priorities over the next three years:
Prepare • Prevent • Protect • Pursue


These priorities have been built around a clear, coordinated action plan to be delivered across our North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and in collaborating with parents, carers and young people and is driven forward within the context of, and in conjunction with our local communities. It involves looking at Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding from a ‘whole system’ approach and focuses on creating strong partnerships that can deliver creative problem-solving and strength based action plans to create safe spaces for the children and Young people of North Yorkshire both online and in the real world.

MACE Strategy 2024 – 27

Want to find out more?

We invite partners to a free, lunchtime online strategy launch event on 20th March 2024 at 12:00 – 13:00. The session will share an outline of work that has been completed and successes of the 2020-2023 strategy.
We will highlight consultation work that has taken place to develop the new strategy alongside sharing information on the Tackling Child Exploitation Practice Principles which underpins the new priorities. .
The session will focus on sharing the new strategy and give partners a chance to reflect on the strategic priorities and what it means for their work.

Booking is available via NYES North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP) Developments in Safeguarding Masterclass Webinars – March 2024 – Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Strategy | NYES Info

Alongside this there will be a free programme of learning covering a wide variety of child exploitation topics available throughout the week. More details of the sessions and how to book can be accessed here: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

For more information about Child Exploitation in North Yorkshire, included resources for professionals, parents and carers, young people and local communities visit our BeAware pages: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

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