Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme
The Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme aims to support local areas to develop an effective strategic response to child exploitation and threats from outside the family home.
The Department for Education has commissioned a consortium, led by Research in Practice, together with The Children’s Society and University of Bedfordshire, to deliver a new programme to tackle child exploitation.
The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme aims to support local areas to develop an effective strategic response to child exploitation and threats from outside the family home (known as extra-familial harm). This covers child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation, including county lines drug trafficking.
Aimed at local area partnerships with safeguarding responsibilities, the programme is designed to provide extra support so that local areas can review and develop their strategic approach to safeguarding children and young people.
The TCE Support Programme is helping local areas in two main ways:
- Developing an online open-access resource containing evidence-informed materials, such as knowledge briefings and tools. These resources will support local areas to develop their strategic response to extra-familial harm and child exploitation.
- Developing and delivering Bespoke Support Projects, which entails providing time-limited projects in local areas.
If you have any queries about the programme or applying for support, please contact us.