Campaigning is at the heart of our work, and is the reason Pace was formed as a charity over 20 years ago, when Irene Ivison fought for her daughter to be recognised as a victim of child sexual exploitation and justice for her murder.
With over 20 years of experience providing support to parents affected by child exploitation, we have developed a successful safeguarding model and are uniquely placed to share our expertise and best practice.
Research – Children’s social care services
Launched at Westminster, our most recent research highlighted the experience affected parents have of children’s social care services and critical, institutional changes needed to change outcomes for exploited children. Find out more
We work closely with affected parents to campaign for positive changes in practice and to influence policy development. We facilitate parent consultations with local Safeguarding Partners to improve safeguarding measures, coordinate and collaborate in cutting edge research and share lived experience with front-line professionals to influence change and encourage a relational, family-centric approach to safeguarding. Find out more.
Opposition to the managed zone in Leeds
We believe the only way to reduce the demand for human trafficking is to prosecute people who buy sex and decriminalise women who are prostituted. Pace supported the campaign to end the legalisation of prostitution in Leeds and close the managed zone which was successful in 2020.
Action for Trustee Racial Diversity
We passionate about racial diversity and are proud champions of the Action for Trustee Racial Diversity (ATRD). ATRD aims to provide charities with resources, networks and specialist advice to enable them to take practical steps to increase the racial diversity of their Trustee Boards.