Tackling Child Exploitation
Bespoke Support Projects are designed to provide some time-limited support to you, as a local area partnership, to review and develop your strategic approach to safeguarding children and young people experiencing child exploitation and extra-familial harm. Support is available (via an application process) to a limited number of partnerships with safeguarding responsibilities, including those that span multiple local areas.
We can only take forward a limited amount of projects each year and will publicise the relevant number of application windows. Applications for the third round are currently closed.
Working with partners over a number of months we create space for you to think and learn collaboratively. Project Leads and Delivery Partners will work with you to co-design a clear plan aligned to locally-identified priorities, including establishing how your local partnership will explore and measure impact. These are small-scale, time-limited, projects of about seven days (more for complex or regional projects), designed to accelerate and add value to your existing efforts.
The types of projects available include:
Bespoke Support Projects work with local partnerships with safeguarding responsibilities for children and young people aged 0-18. But, in doing this, we also recognise the critical importance of the transition to adulthood for those where child exploitation and extra-familial harm is a concern. Where relevant, Bespoke Support Projects can support you to reflect on links to adult services in your strategic planning.
Each project will generate a Project Learning Report, which will be published on this site to promote and enable cross-sector learning. In the resources section, you will find a wealth of research, tools and approaches that we use to support local partnerships, including those we have developed alongside local partnerships as a result of delivering Bespoke Support Projects.
TCE is running a consultation to develop Practice Principles. Let us know if you think there is something important you would like us to look at or consider as part of the consultation.
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