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Get Safe - keeping children and young people safe from criminal exploitation

GET SAFE - One year on

One year onOver the last 12 months the Get Safe Partnership has continued the work to strengthen the responses that children receive when there are concerns of criminal exploitation. The strategic and operational response continues to be robust with many statutory and voluntary agencies working together to tackle the concerns. 

The partnership works to tackle a range of areas of child criminal exploitation including, county lines drug dealing, child sexual exploitation and support to children that may go missing from home.

Find out more about what we have achieved over the last 12 months

Are you worried about your child?

Have you seen a change in their behaviour or routines? Do they have unexplained money, clothing or gifts? Do you think they maybe being criminally exploited?

If you have an immediate safeguarding concern for a child, you must call the police on 999.

If your concern is about activity in the Worcestershire area which you believe may indicate crimes being committed e.g. drug dealing or Modern-Day Slavery, please contact the police on 101.

If you wish to discuss a not immediate safeguarding concern about a child aged 0-18 years then please contact our Family Front Door on 01905 822666 during office hours. In emergencies out of hours the number is 01905 768020.

We have collated information on criminal exploitation of children and young people but if you wish to talk to someone, Worcestershire Children First have a dedicated Get Safe team who works closely with partner agencies here in Worcestershire. The team is contactable for advice on  01905 845568 or at getsafe@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk.

Services that can support you and your family

Worcestershire County Council: Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Worcestershire County Council: Early help and family support

Worcestershire County Council: Raise a concern about an adult

Downloads

Download: Get Safe leaflet for parents

Download: Get Safe Support Services - a list of services that can support families, children and young people