Hand in Hand
Programme manager: Emma Holmes
Our Hand in Hand project strives to provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people who are involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation. We treat each young person as an individual and we take an advisory, advocacy and facilitation role in supporting them to make positive changes and choices in their lives.
Many of the children and young people referred to the project have been classically groomed into sexual exploitation via the 'boyfriend model'. Other reasons for referral have included going missing, homelessness, exploring their sexuality/identity or being targeted on the internet.
We work in partnership with appropriate services to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children and young people we support, with safeguarding being our guiding principle.
By offering a long-term, consistent service with clear boundaries we endeavour to give the children and young people we work with the support they require and a voice that is heard. We aim to raise the profile of the issues faced by children and young people exposed to sexual exploitation in its many forms through training and consultancy.
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Come to one of our open days to meet the staff and volunteers at our programme and find out about how we support young people. Below are our open days for 2013:
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Wednesday 27 November 2013
To book a place or for more information regarding open days please call 01535 606868.