Child Sexual Exploitation
Street Teams works with young people at risk of, or affected by, sexual exploitation, grooming and trafficking. Offering specialist support services, skills and character based workshops and 1:1 sessions, enabling young people to break the cycles of abuse and raise their awareness.
Charity information: Street Teams
Young people are unaware of the danger and risk they are putting themselves in and being subjected to perpetrators. They are unaware of the risk to Internet grooming and inappropriate relationships and their own sexualised behaviour.
Raise the awareness of young people to the exploitation taking place in their relationships. Equip young people with the confidence and self-esteem to say no to exploitation.
Raise awareness of sexual exploitation and grooming of young people
Activities» run workshops once a week for ten weeks alongside 1:1 support sessions for young people.
» run training days in recognising sexual exploitation to local professionals and community groups
Success will be...
engaging with 30 vulnerable young people per quarter.
prevention sessions delivered in school with year 7
bi-monthly training sessions with professionals
Address risky and sexualised behaviour in young people
Activities» intensive 1:1 support sessions
» educate in contraception and offer support in sexual health appointments
Success will be...
changes in behaviour and attitude of young people
young people attending health appointments and engaging with appropriate services
young people choosing to leave exploitative relationships
young people choosing healthy lifestyle choices
young people attending medical appointments
aspirations raised to re-engage with education
self-esteem and confidence raised
This will be demonstrated through case studies, a portfolio of work carried out in workshops and charted to show distance travelled.
Clients not wanting to engage with the project - referral form will indicate various contacts and links to young person.
The pull / push factor being too great with perpetrators allowing young people to engage with services.
Professionals not correctly identifying young people at risk - training provided.
case studies of the distance travelled by the client are written up and sent as reports to donors. monitoring and case notes are written up on a bespoke database.
Budget - Project Cost: £418,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £270,000 client support sessions individual support costs and therapeutic workshops £78,000 co-ordination project management and co-ordination £70,000 staff and admin training, premises, equipment and overheads
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Safeguarding Board £12,400 Guaranteed Tagetted Youth Support £34,000 Guaranteed LankellyChase Foundation £15,000 Guaranteed Children in Need £26,600 Guaranteed Comic Relief £54,500 Guaranteed Lloyds TSB £12,500 Guaranteed Home Office £10,000 Guaranteed various Trusts £50,000 Guaranteed
Walsall contains many areas of deprivation and anti-social behaviour with high levels of crime.
The building where the project is located is on the route originally called "The Golden Mile" where the sex industry operates.
Young people between the ages of 8 - 18
Local professionals receiving training
Support and information sharing with Police and Safeguarding in respect of disclosures by young people.
Street Teams is a specialist provider of services to this client group.
We have worked in the arena for over ten years and have established good working practices with both voluntary and statutory agencies.
We carry out return interviews for the police in respect of young people who go missing - these are often known to us already.
We will adapt to the client need, look at long-term involvement and are non-judgmental. Professional workers present as youth workers to engage effectively.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Works with high risk. Stategic placement of organisation. Networks with local agencies Lead member of CARE Panel (Children at Risk of Exploitation)
Each working with specific group of clients long-term Working with high risk clients Facilitating workshop activities qualified as a Social Worker