We support children and young people who are affected by child sexual exploitation

A girl working with a practitioner

We provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people.

Our approach is to treat each young person as an individual and to encourage and facilitate them to make positive changes and choices in their lives. We work alongside them to assess, reflect, recognise and develop protective factors and resilience.

We work in partnership with appropriate services to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children and young people with safeguarding being the guiding principle.

We offer:

  • prevention and awareness raising sessions for children, young people and parents
  • individual one to one support
  • targeted group work
  • awareness raising for professionals. 

Who is this service available to?

The service is available to young people up to 18 who are affected by child sexual exploitation in the Calderdale area - Halifax and surrounding towns and villages. 

In some circumstances we can work with young people older than 18, please email us for details of who we can support.

How to access this service

Please do not submit any referrals to our Safe Hands service. 

If you have concerns that a young person may be at risk of sexual exploitation, please complete the West Yorkshire CSE Risk Assessment form, available on the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board's website.

Please submit the form via secure email to the Calderdale Hub.