Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service (AVMKSAASS)

Location: North West

We provide free and confidential counselling with our highly trained and specialist team of counsellors for both men and women. We understand that for male survivors breaking down the wall of silence so that they feel able to speak and be heard without feeling judged because of their gender can be difficult. AVMKSAASS believe in ensuring the equality of treatment and support for male survivors of sexual assault, abuse and domestic violence.

Referrals or enquiries can be made through our confidential Helpline on
01296 719772
or email: [email protected]
or visit: avmksaass.org.uk
where you can fill out an online referral form

Barnardos Safer Futures

Location: North West

Barnardo’s safer futures works with young people up to 18 years, who are being sexually exploited or controlled. The project helps them to keep safe and to take control over their lives.

Remit area: North West Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan

Tel: 0800 1695295 (Free Helpline)

Catch 22 Pan Cheshire Missing from Home and Sexual Exploitation Service

Location: North West

Catch22 offers a Missing from Home Service and CSE service for young people in the Four Local Authorities within Pan Cheshire, Halton, Warrington, Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. We also provide a service in Wirral. We provide Case Work, Return Interviews with Children and Young People and Direct Work. All case workers are trained in CSE/Trafficking and Missing. We also provide Local Authorities and Police with detailed data and intelligence.

Remit area: Pan Cheshire

Kathy Boardman, Manager

Registered Address:

CRMZ, Kingsway, Widnes,, Halton , Cheshire, WA8 7QE

Phone: 07889 128221

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.catch-22.org.uk/missing-and-cse

Catch22 Pan Merseyside Child Sexual Exploitation Service

Location: North West

Catch22 offers a CSE service across Merseyside working with young people who are currently involved in or at risk of child sexual exploitation, gangs and trafficking, through both one to one and group work. We also offer training to groups of young people (preventative and targeted) as well as professional training to members of the children and young people’s workforce. We work closely with local authorities and the Police to share intelligence.

Remit area: Pan Merseyside

Registered Address:

7th Floor, St Peters House, Balliol Road, Bootle. L20 3AB

Tel: 0151 934 2535

Email: ellie.fairgrieve@catch-22.org.uk

Web: www.catch-22.org.uk/missing-and-cse

Catch22 St Helens Missing and Child Sexual Exploitation Service

Location: North West

Catch22 offers a Missing and CSE service in the St Helens area working with young people under 18-years-old who are missing from home or care or who are experiencing or at risk of child sexual exploitation. We also offer training to groups of young people (preventative and targeted) as well as professional training to members of the children and young people’s workforce. We conduct return interviews and work closely with local authorities and the Police to share intelligence.

Remit area: St Helens

Registered Address:

Atlas House, Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside.  WA10 1LD

Phone: 07764810740

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.catch-22.org.uk/missing-and-cse

Catch22 Wirral Missing and Child Sexual Exploitation Service

Location: North West

Catch22 offers a Missing and CSE service in the Wirral area working with young people under 18-years-old who are missing from home or care or who are experiencing or at risk of child sexual exploitation. We also offer training to groups of young people (preventative and targeted) as well as professional training to members of the children and young people’s workforce. We conduct return interviews and work closely with local authorities and the Police to share intelligence.

Remit area: Wirral

Registered Address:

Moreton Municipal Building, Knutsford Road, Moreton, Wirral , CH46 8TN

Phone: 0151 6664897

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.catch-22.org.uk/missing-and-cse

Cheshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Location: North West

Supporting people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

Offices based in Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knowsley, Halton, Northwich, Macclesfield, St.Helens and Warrington as well as offering outreach support in locations across Cheshire and Merseyside.


Telephone: 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 (The information line is answered during office hours which are 9am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday)

RASASC (Cheshire and Merseyside), PO Box 35, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1DW

ENGAGE -Blackburn

Location: North West

Engage is a multi agency group that has been launched to tackle sexual exploitation of young people in Blackburn with . It is the successor to Operation Engage, a police led campaign that ran for two years to work with young and vulnerable people considered to be at risk of being sexually exploited while missing from home. Engage is a multi-agency, co-located team made up of partners from the voluntary and statutory sector that comes together to safeguard children and families at risk of sexual exploitation. The partnership shares three key drivers, Prevention, Protection and Prosecution.


Greenbank Police Station

Whitebirk Drive



Tel : 01254 666657

Engage Office number: 01254 353882

[email protected]


Hand in Hand

Location: North West

We provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation.

Remit area: The service is available to boys and girls who are affected by sexual exploitation in the Keighley and Craven area including BD16 postcode.

Zoe Stephenson Jones

12 Russell Street, Keighley, BD21 2JP

Phone: 01535 606868

Email: [email protected]


Investigations Support Unit (ISU) Liverpool City Council

Location: North West

The Investigations Support Unit (ISU) is a social work staffed unit, located within Community Safety at Liverpool City Council. ISU’s role in relation to children & young people who are /at risk of being sexually exploited (SECYP) is to offer an information management service to assist risk reduction in relation to the young person(s) and to assist police colleagues in the identification, investigation and prosecution/disruption of the activities of individuals identified as posing a risk of sexual exploitation to the young person(s). We do not exercise case-management responsibilities but assist in identification of risk (nature, degree) and in devising risk-reduction strategies.

Remit area: Liverpool

Geraldine Monaghan, Investigations Manager

Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH

Phone: 0151 233 4987

Email: [email protected]

Just Drop In

Location: North West

Just Drop In provides a three person centred counselling service for children and young people (aged between 12 to 25 years), as well as drop-in, information and friendship groups.


Phone: 01625 665079
Text: 07718425405
Email: [email protected]
14 Duke St. Macclesfield SK11 6UR

MASH – Manchester Action on Street Health

Location: North West

MASH have advice on lots of areas surrounding sex work. From being safe, to what to do about money. MASH has provided support to female sex workers for 25 years.

MASH run a Drop-In Centre in the ‘beat’ area, proactively visit women in saunas (massage parlours) and take the MASH Mobile Drop-In out, late at night, around the streets of Manchester and Cheetham Hill to reach women sex working on the streets.


Email: [email protected]
Freephone: 0800 183 0499
Tel: 0161 273 4555

94-96 Fairfield St
M1 2WR

MASH Manchester Action on Street Health

Location: North West

MASH offers sexual health and harm reduction services to female sex workers and drug users in the Greater Manchester Area.

Remit area: Greater Manchester

Registered Address:

94-96 Fairfield Street, Manchester. M1 2WR

Phone: 0161 273 4555

Phone: 0800 1830499 freephone

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.mash.org.uk

RASA Merseyside

Location: North West

RASA Merseyside support anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.

We offer support regardless of age or gender, and we work with both adults, and children from the age of three years.


General Enquiries: PO BOX 35, Birkenhead, CH42 4RX – [email protected]

Helpline: Talk to us in confidence, [email protected] 0151 666 1392

Safe in the City Manchester (The Children’s Society)

Location: North West

We are a project who provides a bespoke 1:1 service to help children and young people who either are at risk from or who are running away from home or care, and have a parent support worker to support parents of these children. We work with children between the ages of 6 – 17 and meet with them following a referral from GMP, Social Care, parents and carers, Schools or Health. In fact anyone who meets are criteria can be referred by anyone into our service. We are a confidential service and will meet where the young people are comfortable sometimes this can be home school or anywhere they feel relaxed. If we cannot help a young person, we will find the people who can, and make sure they do.

Remit area: Manchester, Salford and Oldham.

Registered Address:

Zion Community Resource Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester. M15 4ZY

Phone: 0161 868 0382

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Specialist Teams in Greater Manchester

Location: North West

Greater Manchester CSE Teams:


Phone: 0161 856 9644

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 8002

Email: [email protected] 


Phone: 0161 856 6020

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 4552

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 1734

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 6020

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 3188

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 5880

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 7782

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0161 856 1980

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/get-help/

Street Safe Lancashire

Location: North West

Street Safe Lancashire works throughout Lancashire to support children and young people at risk of child sexual exploitation and missing from home. We provide direct support and advocacy to individual young people, tailored to their needs. We also work in schools and other children’s settings delivering awareness raising and group work. We provide advice and training to professionals and agencies. Our intensive support workers are part of Lancashire’s child sexual exploitation multi-agency specialist teams where they work alongside the police, social care, health and other organisations. Street Safe strives to support those affected by child sexual exploitation and running away through a multi-agency approach and to challenge public perception and professional responses to this group of children and young people.

Remit area: Lancashire


Registered Address:

Unit 12, Eastway Business Village, Olivers Place, Preston. PR2 9WT

Tel: 01772 759233

Web: www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Street Safe Lancashire

Location: North West

Working with those affected by child sexual exploitation and missing from home

Remit area: Any child or young person living in Lancashire between the ages of 8 – 18 (up to the age of 25 in case of learning disabilities) We take referrals from young people, parents, or professionals. Telephone: 01772 759 233

Registered Address;

Unit 12, Eastway Business Village, Olivers Way, Preston. PR2 9WT

Phone: 01772 759 233

Phone: 0800 0856324 freephone

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-children/children-risk-streets/childrens-society-lancashire-%E2%80%93-street-safe


Streetlink Project

Location: North West

Safelink is an exciting project supporting young people identified at risk or have been involved in risk taking behavior including those at risk of sexual exploitation or already involved in sexual exploitation. Safelink’s aim is to increase self esteem using creative and dynamic ways of working. This approach will encourage positive behaviors and alternative ways of thinking.

Remit area: Preston

Registered Address:

Base 18, 18-20 New Hall Lane, Preston. PR1 4DU

Tel: 01772 654362 

Web: thefoxtoncentre.co.uk



Location: North West

Sunrise work with sexually exploited children within Rochdale area.

Remit area: Rochdale

Registered Address:

Rochdale Police Station, The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AG

Phone: 0161 856 3376

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.thesunriseteam.co.uk


Location: North West

Survive provides counselling services to survivors of abuse and training for those who work with survivors.


Phone: 01270 253179

Email: [email protected]

156 Nantwich Road,

Talk Don’t Walk: The Relationships Centre

Location: North West

Talk Don’t Walk is part of The Relationships Centre, which is a charity set up to work with families and young people around issues of domestic violence and unhealthy relationships. Talk Don’t Walk offers support to Young People and their families when a Young Person has been reported missing from home, school or care or there are concerns that a Young Person may decide to run away as a way of dealing with present difficulties.

Remit area: Warrington

Lucy Hindmarsh

The Relatonships Centre, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1SR

Tel: 01925 246910

Email: [email protected]


The Armistead Centre

Location: North West

The Armistead Centre offers a HIV prevention, sexual health promotion, assertive outreach and wider support service to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people across Liverpool, Sefton St. Helens and Knowsley.

Remit area: Liverpool, Sefton St. Helens, Knowsley

Paul White / Martin Fenerty, Operational Project Manager / Deputy Manager

1st Floor Musker Building, 1 Stanley Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 6AA

Tel: 0151 227 1893

Email: [email protected]


The Awaken Team

Location: North West

The Awaken Project, is a multi-agency initiative led by police, social services AND health set up in the wake of a young women’s disappearance. The team – which brings together professionals from licensing, social services, education and police – aims to root out and arrest the abusers before they do serious harm, and protect children from exploiters.

Divisional HQ, Bonny Streey, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 5RL

Phone: 01253 477261

The Breakthrough Team

Location: North West

This is an operation based in northern lancaster and made up of three police officers, and a missing from home’s manager. Work with young people affected by sexual exploitation under 18 years of age.

Remit area: Northern Lancaster

DS Simon Coates, DS 1344 Coates

CSE Team, Lancaster Police Station, Turnurm Street, Lancaster, LA1 1YB

Phone: 01524 596673


Location: North West

Operation Cherish, is a team of Police Officers and an intensive support worker from the Children’s society who deal with child sexual exploitation within the Southern Division area of Lancashire Constabulary (Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancs)

Remit area: Chorely, South Ribble, West Lancashire

DS Vicky Leighton, Team Leader

County Police Station, Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire, L39 2BJ

Tel: 01695 566323 /31

Email: [email protected]

The DETER Team

Location: North West

DS Warren ATKINSON, Team Leader

Operation Deter, Public Protection Unit, Preston Police Station, Lancaster North Road, Preston, PR1 2SA

Tel: 01772 209912

Email: [email protected]

The EXIT Team, Bolton Children’s Services

Location: North West

The EXIT team is part of Bolton Children’s Services and works with under 18 years at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation.

Remit area: Bolton

Janet Graham, Team Manager

Registered Address:

Exit Team, Bolton’s Sexual Exploitation Team,  Breightmet House, Blenheim Road, Bolton. BL2 6JA

Phone: 01204 337195

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://boltonsafeguardingchildren.org.uk/

The Freedom Team

Location: North West

Police led multi agency team dealing with children who are at risk of or are being sexually exploited. Agencies include; childrens social care, NHS east Lancashire and community services and police.

Remit area: Burnley, Pendale, Rossendale

Sheralyn Melton

Rossendale Police Station, Bacup Road, Rossendale, Burnley, BB4 7JA

Phone: 01706 237397

Email: [email protected]

The Men’s Room

Location: North West

The Mens’ Room is an arts and social care agency. We aim to work creatively with men and offer them opportunities to be involved in high quality artistic projects along side providing support for issues that they may have in their lives. The Men’s Room run two creative sessions weekly, WMD which is for young men with experience fo homelessness and/or the criminal justice system and The Blue Room which is for young men involved in sex work or vulnerable to sexual exploitation. All of these sessions have input from both an artistic and social care angle. The Men’s Room offer support in several ways through our weekly Drop in, which is staffed by both Mens’ Room staff and partner agencies who can offer help and support with housing, sexual and mental health,drug and alcohol use and other issues. We also run two weekly outreach sessions in order to engage with young men on the sex work beat and raise awareness of support available. Our support and development worker also offers one-to-one support and a referral system to other agencies. We also offer training to other organisations, particularly focussed on engaging creatively with young men.

Remit area: Manchester

Registered Address:

Ground Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester. M4 5JW

Phone: 0161 8341827

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.mroom.co.uk

The Messenger Partnership (Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council)

Location: North West

Messenger is a Multiagency partnership focusing on CSE in Oldham, involving children’s services, the police, the PCT and Barnardos to tackle the issue of the sexual exploitation of children within Oldham

Remit area: Oldham, North West

Nic Dunn

Email: [email protected]

The Phoenix Team (Wigan)

Location: North West

This team aims to aims to identify and prevent the sexual exploitation of children and young people in the borough, making all efforts to identify and develop intelligence about sexual exploitation, including new areas of activity, informing, influencing and campaigning on these issues locally, regionally and nationally. To work directly with young people at risk to develop strategies to protect and promote their physical, emotional and sexual well-being. To work holistically with Gateway (Early Intervention and Prevention Service), Social Care, Brook, Clinical Commissioning Group, Greater Manchester Police, Baranardos and all agencies to collect information which leads to prosecution. Wigan has it’s own CSE strategy to tackle CSE which incorporates 5P’s that each detail a different area of work – Prevent, Protect, Pursue, Prosecute = Public Confidence.

Remit area: Wigan

Kath Vereycken, Business Manager Wigan Safeguarding Children Board and CSE Coordinator for Wigan, Wigan, WN7 1DY

Tel: 01942 486172

Email: [email protected]


Location: North West

PROTECT is a multi agency team consisting of officers from Greater Manchester Police and social workers from Manchester Children’s Services, Barnardos and the Children’s Society. The PROTECT team was formed as a multi-agency project tackling individuals who target vulnerable young people for the purposes of CSE. It seeks to: Safeguard children; Secure convictions against perpetrators; Provide direct work to support victims and their families.

Remit area: Manchester

Jayne Horan, Service Manager

Gang Membership Unit, Greenheys Police Station, Charles Halle Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M15 6NP

Tel: 0161 856 0040

Email: [email protected]