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.

  • Seen and Heard, developed with the Department of Health, is an e-learning resource to help people better understand and respond to child sexual abuse. It's built around the real experiences of young people, told in their words.
  • 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 is a programme, partnered with West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, that 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. Get in touch if you would like to make a referral
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See, Hear, Respond

See, Hear, Respond is a partnership with other children's charities, including Barnardo's and Action for Children, responding quickly to the needs of young people and their families in the wake of Covid-19.