Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. They offer one-to-one, group work and employment opportunities to gang-affected young women. They also offer training and support to professionals.
Telephone: 020 768 60520
Buddy Me Project, Asphaleia Action
Buddy Me project (BM) funded by Comic Relief aims to reduce the number of trafficked young people falling into the hands of criminal traffickers to be exploited through slavery and prostitution. BM supports trafficking victims, providing eight week intensive buddying to empower “at risk” young people in making the decision not to contact their trafficker and disappear into a life of exploitation. BM provides a flexible programme of intensive buddying and needs related support to trafficked young people (aged 14-19) upon arrival in the UK.
Remit area: West London, (Uxbridge, West Sussex, Worthing)
195b High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1VB
Phone: 01895 272478
Camden Child Sexual Exploitation Service
We provide support for young people (male and female) aged 12 to 17 and living in Camden who are experiencing, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation through the provision of one-to-one and group work. Our service aims to build a therapeutic relationship and give young people a safe space and tools to reflect on their experiences using socio-educative approaches. Issues explored may include emotions, healthy and unhealthy relationships, self-esteem, safety, consent, grooming and exploitation, gangs and offending. We are currently commissioned to work with young people assessed as ‘amber’ or ‘red’ using the Camden child sexual exploitation risk assessment tool.
21-23 The Broadway, London. E15 4BQ
Phone: 020 8221 8200
Centrepoint Assessment Centre and Safestop Hostel
Faces in Focus
Faces in Focus is a young people’s Counselling Service for 11 – 25 year olds who mainly live, study or work in Southwark and Lambeth. Young people can refer themselves or be referred by another organisation or agency.
- 102 Harper Road, London SE1 6AQ
- Tel: 020 7403 2444
- Fax: 020 7207 2982
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jigsaw4u Young Runaways and Child Sexual Exploitation Project
We are a local children’s charity that provides independent return interviews for young people under 18 who have been reported missing to the police and who live in the boroughs of Merton and Sutton. These interviews can lead to individual support, working on the priorities identified by the young person in order to reduce risk. We offer advice and consultation to parents, carers and professionals on the issues these young people are experiencing. We take a multi agency approach, sharing information and working in partnership with the Police and Children’s Social Care to reduce risk.
Remit area: Sutton Project
Sharon McCann – 07932911993 – email@example.com
Patricia Alin – 07507488272 – firstname.lastname@example.org,
Phone: 020 8687 1384
Lambeth Child Sexual Exploitation and Missing Children Co-ordinator
Cathy Henchion, Lambeth Children & Young Persons Services
4th Floor, International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, South London, SW9 4QE
Phone: 0207 926 8569
Mobile: 07785 660315
London Youth at Risk (The Children’s Society)
London Youth at Risk has two current projects: Greenwich Missing – working with 13-16 year olds at risk or going missing or running away in Greenwich borough. We deliver 1:1 support work directly to the young people and Family Mediation work to the young person and/or parent/carer, these sessions can be accessed either by the young person only by the parent/carer only or by both parties. We also deliver workshops in schools in Greenwich and Community Events around risks and response with runaways. Greenwich Missing trains young people and adults who live in Greenwich as Community Trainers who then co-facilitate the workshops/events. Safe Choices Leaving Custody & Leaving Care – works with young women at risk of or have committed serious youth violence age 15 – 21years old often affiliated to gangs or groups.
The service is for young women leaving custody or at risk of custody and young women who are leaving care. We work in partnership with nia – ending violence to deliver Safe Choices Practitioner Training which is a 3 day training course and comes at a cost. We work in all London Boroughs with young women leaving custody and in 6 London boroughs for leaving care. The boroughs in 2012-2013 are Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. Each Borough worked in will in addition have a ½ day training course delivered free of charge to pass on our knowledge and skills once we leave the borough. London Youth at Risk specialises in sexual exploitation, missing/runaways and gang affiliation feeding into national consultations and delivering training to professionals.
Remit area: Greenwich Missing- Greenwich London All London Boroughs with young women leaving custody and in 6 London boroughs for leaving care. The boroughs in 2012-2013 are Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.
91-93 Queens Road, Peckham, London. SE15 2EZ
Middlegate – Addiction Advice & Treatment
Middlegate Addiction Help provides a free referral service designed to help drug addicts and their families make the connections necessary to get appropriate help. The service we provide takes the hassle and pressure out of the process of finding help for all sorts of addictions including:
- illicit drugs
- OTC and prescription drugs
Call: 0808 250 2196 or 0203 553 0661
Text: ‘HELP’ to 66777
67-68 Hatton Garden
New Horizon Youth Centre
New Horizon Youth Centre aims to enable young people to gain skills and knowledge to improve their life chances and to help them move from adolescence into adulthood. They work with some very disadvantaged young people, many of whom have poor self esteem, low confidence, a history of rejection, harm and abuse and often profoundly negative experiences of services. Based in the Kings Cross, Somers Town area of London, the centre sees up to 3000 young people a year and is open seven days a week.
Remit area: London
Peter Middleton, Senior Outreach Worker
68 Charlton Street, London, NW1 1RJ
Phone: 020 7388 5560 general
Phone: 020 7388 5570 youth work
Tel: 020 7388 5580 advice
NSPCC Sexual Exploitation Service works in London and the South East area. Services include one to one work and group work for young women, awareness-raising groups in schools, sexual exploitation training for professionals, outreach for young women, awareness raising in local and national arena.
Remit area: London, South East
The East London Service Centre, 2-12 Cambridge Health Road, London, E1 5QH
Protect and Respect – NSPCC Croydon Service Centre
This service is based in Croydon and works across south London. ‘Protect and Respect’ offers: one-to-one work with children and young people aged from 11 to 19 years; group work with young men and women; support for parents and carers; a consultation service for professionals; awareness-raising and early intervention groups in schools and residential settings; and multi-agency sexual exploitation training for professionals. Please see our website for more details about our work in the nations.
Remit area: Croydon and south London Boroughs
Simon Howell , Team Manager
NSPCC Croydon Service Centre, 254 High Street, Croydon. SURREY, CR0 1NF
Phone: 020 8253 1850
Rise Project (Trafficked Boys & Young Men)
The Rise Project is a specialist service for boys and young men aged 11 to 25 who have been trafficked to the UK. We provide holistic support through: · one-to-one advice and advocacy, to help young people navigate the complex legal systems and to support them to access their full rights and entitlements. As part of our model of working, we also focus on long-term outcomes to improve young people’s emotional and mental well-being and help increase young people’s understanding of risk, safety and healthy relationships to minimise the risk of them being re-trafficked · a fortnightly boys’ group in partnership with ECPAT-UK which includes a mix of issue-based group work as well as outings and activities to reduce isolation, link young people into a wider support network and give them opportunities to enjoy new experiences · awareness-raising workshops for professionals to help them recognise trafficking indicators and identify potentially trafficked young people. We have published a report on the issue of boys and young men who have been trafficked into the UK and who experience sexual exploitation.
It looks at the scale of exploitation and the barriers to it being identified for this particularly vulnerable group, detailing the views of professionals who have a frontline or strategic role in this area. The findings presented will improve understanding of a complex and often obscured issue and can inform the work of those who support trafficked boys and young men: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-and-publications/boys-dont-cry-improving-identification-and-disclosure-of
Remit area: Pan London
21-23 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ
Phone: 0300 303 7000
A project for young women involved in serious youth violence. Working with young women and young men aged 13 – 18 years old how are involved in or at risk of involvement in: individual or group violent offending; gangs or gang culture and who might have experienced or be at risk of experiencing sexual violence or risk sexual behaviour in the context of groups and gangs. Also works with young men who are involved in, or at risk of involvement in sexual violence towards young women. Safe Choices is a partnership between the nia project and the Children’s Society.
Remit area: Hackney, Haringey, Greenwich, Lewisham, Islington
PO Box 58203, London, E8 3ST
Phone: 0207 683 1270
Safe Steps Children’s Home
St Christopher’s Safe Steps children’s home in West London cares for girls aged 12 to 17 who are at risk of child sexual exploitation or other serious community threats.
Because they are in their own communities, the girls can maintain and repair the positive relationships in their lives. They leave our care with a better understanding of sexual health, relationships and how they deserve to be treated.
Please contact the placements team on email@example.com
1 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SZ
Step Up (Support To Empower Parents Under Pressure)
Step Up are an organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. Offering counselling, befriending, helpline, advising, and others therapy supports.
Support To Empower Parents Under Pressure is created to help anyone affected by crime, not only victims and witnesses, but their friends, family and any other people involved.
534 Rainham Road South
SurvivorsUK supports men who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives. We provide a national web/sms chat, one to one counselling, ISVA and groupwork in London. The organisation also supports their families and carers through provision of helpline and counselling services and signposts to other organisations nationally.
Our helpline/webchat service is available to anyone living in the UK. Our other services are based in London.
We are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them. We support anyone over 18 who has experienced abuse either as a child or as an adult.
11 Sovereign Close, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 3HW
Phone: 0203 5983898
Tender promotes healthy relationships based on equality and respect. We use drama and education to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Remit area: London
Susie McDonald , Director
Registered address: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA
Tel: 020 7697 4279
Tel: 0207 431 7227
The nia project
The nia project is a London based organisation working with women and children who experience sexual violence. The project has a young people’s sexual exploitation worker who works with young people, professionals and communities. In addition the project provides refuge houses for women escaping domestic violence, an advocacy and training team, and young people’s workers who work in schools and communities.
Remit area: London
PO Box 58203, London. N1 3XP
Phone: 020 7683 1270
Registered Charity Number: 1037072
The US Service
We provide support for young people (males and females) aged 11 – 25 who have a learning disability and are at risk of, or experiencing sexual exploitation. Support can be delivered through 1:1 sessions or group work. The service aims to build a therapeutic relationship and give young people a safe space and tools to reflect on their experiences using socio-educative approaches. Issues explored may include emotions, healthy/unhealthy relationships, self-esteem, safety, consent, grooming and exploitation. This service is also available to young people who do not have a formal LD diagnosis, but where professionals have observed significant additional learning needs that may prevent the young person from accessing mainstream services.
21-23 Broadway, London. E15 4BQ