Action for Children

Location: UK National

We have delivered therapeutic post-sexual abuse services for children/young people for 25 years. Over this time our contract in Kent to provide emotional wellbeing services of this nature has changed from a pilot service supporting all young people requiring therapeutic intervention in Swale, expanding throughout south and east Kent, to now countywide provision. The Harbour Project (described above) was set up in October 2014 and whilst it is time-limited to 10 sessions we have experience of longer-term therapeutic support, and are currently piloting a 30 session model for one service user. Feedback from a parent: “the lady providing our care was very nice and attentive to mine and my child’s needs. She has helped us immensely through a very hard and troubling time.”

Remit area: Action for Children is one of the largest charitable providers of children’s services nationwide with 5,000 staff, 2,000 volunteers supporting more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across 400 services in England, 74 in Scotland, 100 in Wales and 26 in Northern Ireland. We also have a strong track record of quality provision and positive presence in Staffordshire and are the key providers of short breaks and shared care across the county.

Paul Chandler, Business Development Manager

Action for Children, 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 8AG

Tel: 01923 361 500 Mob: 07822 810 671, paul.chandler@actionforchildren.org.uk, actionforchildren.org.uk

Basis Training and Education- The Social Issue Specialists

Location: UK National

Basis Training and Education provides specialist, accredited training, education and research on the social issues affecting our communities today. Basis is connected to a network of charitable projects specialising in Child Sexual Exploitation and adult sex work. This charity, Genesis Leeds was established in 1989 and all our income raised in reinvested back into intensive service delivery supporting some of Leeds most vulnerable communities. Building on years of experience working on the front-line, Basis blends together ‘on the ground knowledge’ of key social issues with professional training and customer service to provide organisations with a high quality learning experience. We’ve worked with some of the UK’s leading organisations to train their staff including; Leeds University, BBC Children in Need and Together Trust to raise awareness and help change the outcomes for vulnerable groups through knowledge and education. We also work with young people, families and communities to raise awareness and increase knowledge of safety and risk.

Remit area: National

Amber Wilson

Basis at Genesis, Oxford Place Oxford Chambers, , Leeds, LS1 3AU

0113 2430036, amber.wilson@basistraining.org.uk, www.basistraining.org.uk

Beyond the Streets

Location: UK National

 

Beyond the Streets is a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation.

t: 03003021122

E: office@beyondthestreets.org.uk

w: http://beyondthestreets.org.uk

Brook Young People

Location: UK National

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

We also provide sex and relationships education (SRE) in a range of settings and training courses for professionals working with young people.

w: https://www.brook.org.uk

 

CEOP

Location: UK National

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the national law enforcement agency committed to tackling the sexual abuse of children – in both the online and offline environments – with the principal aim of identifying, locating and safeguarding children and young people from harm.

w: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Chance UK

Location: UK National

Our mission To improve the lives of primary school children with behavioural difficulties who are at risk of developing anti-social or criminal behaviour in the future. . We work closely with local schools to improve life for the child, their family and their classmates.

T: 020 7281 5858

W: http://www.chanceuk.com/

 

Change, Grow, Live (CGL)

Location: UK National

We are a social care and health charity that supports and enables people to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

Our service users are adults, young people and families whose lives are affected by substance misuse, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse, mental health issues and offending.

w: https://www.changegrowlive.org

Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line, CTAIL (NSPCC)

Location: UK National

NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line is a UK wide free phone line for practitioners with a concern for children who may have been trafficked. Works to raise awareness of child trafficking, offers face to face consultation for practitioners, encourages young people’s participation and undertakes case work.

 

T: 0808 800 5000

E: help@nspcc.org.uk

w: https://www.nspcc.org.uk

Coram CLC – Children’s Legal Centre

Location: UK National

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.

Promoting the rights of children in the UK and beyond

CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

w: http://www.coram.org.uk

T: 020 7520 0300

 

Counselling Directory

Location: UK National

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as article, news and events.

T: 0333 3447 990

W: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk

E: info@counselling-directory.org.uk

Crimestoppers

Location: UK National

We are an independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes. We have an anonymous 24/7 phone number, 0800 555 111,that people can call to pass on information about crime; alternatively people can send us information anonymously via our Giving Information Form. You don’t have to give your name or any of your personal details. We do not trace calls or track IP addresses.

T: 0800 555 111

W: https://crimestoppers-uk.org

ECPAT UK

Location: UK National

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT UK) is a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK. It focuses on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism.

T: 020 7607 2136

W: www.ecpat.org.uk

E: info@ecpat.org.uk

Missing People

Location: UK National

Missing People is an independent charity that offers confidential support, advice and practical help to missing children and young people, families of missing people left behind and professionals. They offer support 24 hours a day.

Missing People also offers the Turn2 Directory to put missing children and young people in touch with support services in their local area. You can see this at – http://www.missingpeople.org.uk/missing-people/professionals/turn-2-directory

 

E: services@missingpeople.org.uk

call or text 116 000

w: http://www.missingpeople.org.uk

Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU)

Location: UK National

The Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) is part of the Organised Crime Command in the NCA. We work in a coordinated way within the UK and internationally. Our work to combat modern slavery crimes involves a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

T: 8000212700

W:http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/

NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service)

Location: UK National

Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.

Free Phone : 0808 808 1001

E:  info@nyas.net

W: https://www.nyas.net

PACE

Location: UK National

Pace offers emotional support to parents effected by CSE through one-to-one telephone support and a national befriender scheme. Pace has worked with over 600 families in England during the last 16 years.

T: 0113 240 5226

W: www.paceuk.info

Stop The Traffik

Location: UK National

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global movement of individuals, communities and organisations fighting to prevent human trafficking around the world.

STOP THE TRAFFIK Global Office Address

Second Floor, Oasis Hub

1A Kennington Road,

London

SE1 7QP

E-mail: info@stopthetraffik.org

Tel: +44 (0)207 921 4258

The Mix

Location: UK National

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us 24 hours a day via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Free Helpline: 0808 808 4994

W: http://www.themix.org.uk

Whistle Blowing Advice Line

Location: UK National

Government funded Whistleblowing Advice Line. This will take calls from professionals from any sector who are worried about the way their, or another, organisation is dealing with child protection issues. Employees who don’t feel able to escalate these issues internally can contact the service, as well as those who have been unsuccessful in doing so.

It can be reached for free on 0800 028 0285 and can be contacted anonymously.

www.nspcc.org.uk/whistleblowing

Wilderness Experiences

Location: UK National

Children’s Home based in Cumbria for young people with emotional/behavioural difficulties. Maximum placement 17 weeks.

Accommodates upto 5 young people on a single occupancy basis.

Tel: 01228 409553

Email: clareh@we-uk.co.uk

Web: www.we-uk.co.uk

You & Co

Location: UK National

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support from us. Includes Interactive Courtroom

http://www.youandco.org.uk