Parents as Partners

When working with parents whose children have been affected by exploitation professionals should follow safeguarding procedures but it is also important to be relatable. Services across Bedfordshire including FACES, Link to Change and the VERU YIS team have contributed to the attached document. A lot of the points and comments Read more…

Exploitation Documents

Please click on the links below to access Bedfordshire guidance documents, screening tools and information in regards to tackling Child Exploitation and Child Sexual Exploitation. Beds Child Exploitation tool – Jan 2021 -Update Identifying and Responding to adult exploitation – Bedfordshire – Jan 2021 Multi-agency-information-submission-form-accessible- Aug 2020 Pan-Beds-MA-information form-guidelines – Read more…

‘Bedfordshire: First county to launch the Home Office Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit’

Bedfordshire has become the first county to launch the Home Office Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit, which gives front line practitioners the guidance they need to disrupt perpetrators and safeguard children from being exploited. More than 70 people attended the briefing sessions at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick on Friday (22 Read more…

Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation

CSE Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a hugely distressing form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse of children.¬† It can be extremely difficult to recognise as many of the warning signs are symptomatic of challenges that all parents of adolescent or near adolescent children face. In Bedfordshire, we are committed Read more…