The Children’s Society in Calderdale – Safe Hands
Programme Manager: Emma Holmes
Our Safe Hands Project works with and supports children and young people – both boys and girls – who are involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation in its many forms. We also aim to raise the profile of the issue and change and challenge attitudes through training and consultancy for professionals and preventative sessions for children and young people in a variety of settings.
How we work
We provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people who wish to escape from the relationships and situations they find themselves in. Our approach is to treat each young person as an individual and take an advisory, advocacy and facilitation role in supporting them to make positive changes and choices in their lives.
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.
How to make a referral
We take referrals from anywhere including the young person themselves, from parents or professionals. Call the project on 01422 430495 and speak to a member of staff in confidence. They will take full details of the referral if it is appropriate or if not, they will signpost to other sources of information or help. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com
We offer open days where you can meet the staff and volunteers at our project and find out more about our service and how we support young people. Below are our open days for 2014:
- Wednesday 21 May
- Wednesday 2 July
- Wednesday 10 September
- Wednesday 12 November
All open days run from 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
To book a place or for more information regarding our open days please call on 01422 430495 and speak with Nikkola Woods, or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read our latest Annual Report.