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Information for professionals

As well as working directly with young people, we develop resources and deliver training to other professionals who work with children - from young carers to those at risk of being exploited, abused, neglected. By sharing our understanding of young people's issues, we hope to encourage best practice and give every child a fair chance in life.

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Supporting young carers

Our Include service works with young carers, their families and professionals who support them. We provide tools to improve practice nationwide, so young carers get the same chances in life as everyone else.

Working with young people affected by abuse and exploitation

We work in partnership with various organisations to encourage best practice in response to child exploitation and abuse.

  • CSE Police and Prevention provides online toolkits, developed by our Prevention Team, National Police Chief's Council and Victim Support. Professionals can use these toolkits when working with young people and families affected by different forms of abuse.
  • Climb, partnered with West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, aims to draw children away from crime and towards sports and other healthy activities. We work with schools, social care and other groups across the region to make communities safer for young people. 
  • Support Rethought is a national pilot programme funded by the Home Office, delivering brief interventions to young people who have experienced sexual abuse. We work nationally to bring together expertise and change systems that adversely impact young people affected by sexual abuse. Learn more from our child sexual abuse resources

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Benchmarking tool for missing children

A resource to help improve the assessment of children who go missing from home or care.