Working with those affected by child sexual exploitation and missing from home
Street Safe Lancashire provides direct support and advocacy to young people, tailored to their needs.
We work with young people to achieve their best outcomes and enable them to have a say about what happens in their lives.
We work in schools and other settings to deliver awareness raising sessions. Through group work with young people we aim to ensure they understand and recognise concepts such as grooming and exploitative relationships. We discuss how young people can keep themselves safe, in the real world and on-line.
Our advice and training to professionals, parents and the wider community is another important part of our preventative work. We increase understanding of how to recognise signs of grooming, exploitation and abuse.
Street Safe is part of Lancashire’s multi-agency specialist child sexual exploitation team. Our staff are qualified professionals who specialise in these issues and work alongside the police, social care and health care professionals.
The Missing from Home team work closely with olice and children’s social care to carry out return home interviews with young people. The aim is to carry out interviews within 72 hours and each case has a needs based risk assessment completed and appropriate support put in place.
We work with children and young people, parents, carers, and partner agencies to identify and provide appropriate strategies that will reduce the need to go missing from home and address any safeguarding issues.
Who is this service available to?
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).
How to access this service?
We take referrals from young people, parents, or professionals.
You can call us and speak to a member of staff in confidence.
Telephone: 01772 759 233
Freephone: 0800 0856 324
Email: Street safe team