Pace is a collaborative organisation which works in partnership with several statutory and voluntary agencies. We firmly believe that a multi-agency approach is key to tackling child sexual exploitation.
Pace is a leading specialist charity that brings the parent perspective to tackling child sexual exploitation. Our expertise comes from years of experience of working with parents, which is reflected in our training courses and in our approach to multi-agency working.
Read our blog to find out more about our successful multi-agency partnership with the Engage Team, in Lancashire.
Our current partnerships
We have been based in Calderdale since June 2016. Along with the one-to-one support, we offer drop in groups and awareness raising sessions for parents from all communities. We work closely with the local schools to offer parents information and support around child exploitation. We deliver child exploitation awareness training within a multi-agency team to children in schools. We have also supported a number of prosecutions and provided witness care support.
Lancashire – Blackburn with Darwen
We have been based within the Engage team since 2009, expanding to the East Lancashire footprint including Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale in 2011. We provide one-to-one support to parents affected by child exploitation, assist in the training and induction of police and social care staff within the Lancashire footprint and deliver community awareness. We have supported a number of successful prosecutions whilst in post, utilising the Parent Liaison Officer witness care packages.
We have been based in the co-located team Sunrise since 2012. Alongside the one-to-one work we offer awareness raising sessions across the borough. We work closely with the local primary and secondary schools to offer parents access to information around CE and support from an early intervention perspective.
We have had a Parent Liaison Officer in North Yorkshire since December 2016. We have great partnerships with statutory and other charities working in the areas and utilise these relationships to achieve better outcomes for children and families at risk of or experiencing CE.
We have been working In Kirklees since January 2019. Our Parent Liaison Officer provides one-to-one support to affected parents, delivers community awareness sessions, trains professionals and forges strong partnerships with police, social care and third sector agencies.
We offer specialist training to safeguarding professionals, including the police, social care and voluntary agencies on best practices for engaging parents in tackling CSE.
Why a multi-agency approach works best for addressing child sexual exploitation – and what Pace can bring to your team.