Support for child sexual exploitation
National parent support
Our parent support workers provide independent, non-judgmental and confidential support, which fully recognises your rights as a parent and your decisions on how to reduce the risk of harm to your child.
We are here to listen to your concerns, give information on statutory agencies and procedures and to pass on advice from other affected parents, should you require it. We will never blame you for what is happening to your child and aim to help you find the best solution for your family.
Parent Liaison Officers
If you are based in one of the following areas, and you have concerns about your child, you can contact your local Pace Parent Liaison Officer:
- Blackburn and Darwen
- Central Liverpool
- North Yorkshire
Parent Network Days
Pace holds Parent Network Days around England to allow parents affected by child sexual exploitation to meet each other and share their experiences. These offer parents the opportunity to share knowledge and create independent support networks. Due to COVID-19 we are yet to confirm a date for 2021 but we remain hopeful that this will be a possibility in the coming months.
Our parent forum is a safe space for parents to connect online, share experiences, coping strategies and support to keep going when things are difficult. Please get in touch if you would like to join the parent forum.
Our quarterly newsletter for affected parents is an opportunity to hear stories and lived experience from other parents and also to hear about the the fantastic campaigning to change policy and affect change that our Open Parent Group are active in.
Depending on your location, Pace can also offer a voluntary befriending scheme to help break the isolation many parents feel and provide a friendly yet informed ear. Pace volunteer befrienders are fully trained and supported to develop a non-judgemental relationship with a parent, based on mutual trust and an ability to empathise with the issues that parents present. Matches are designed to last between 6 – 12 months.