For many years NSCM has been involved in working with young people who are being Exploited and sexual exploited or who are at risk of this. NSCM have worked with local authorities, Police and specialised services to try and help young people reclaim their lives and live without fear and harm.
NSCM have the ability to move a young person immediately should the need arise, if they are in danger etc. We have experienced staff who are able to help the young person as well as giving valuable information to the police to try and stop it taking place.
We as a team understand how to identify grooming, both from young people grooming others and the young people being groomed. We have worked with the police to keep records that can be used as evidence in court and are aware of how to support young people when they are giving evidence.
Whilst working with other young people who have been exploited in many ways, we have been able to work with young people to enable them to feel safe and secure and help them to keep themselves and others safe.
Staff are aware that young people who are being exploited are often threatened with a variety of things from violence to passing on information and often struggle to accept support.
We have had some very positive outcomes for young people from the work the staff have done, and the evidence they have helped secure. Staff are able to attend interviews with young people to help them feel safe, and often act as a liaison between professional and the young person.
Staff are aware that as part of their role they may be called to court to give evidence in the event of a trail, which means staff have first-hand experience of what the young people are feeling and how to deal with it.
We have an out of hours advice line which young people can access when they need to and this has in the past enabled us to alert the police to situations and at times has prevented young people from being taken somewhere they do not want to go.
Staff are experienced in working with specialist teams in exploitation and the Police often attending MAPPA meeting and professional meeting ie) Strategy meeting where professionals work together to try and keep a young person safe. We as a company are aware of the pressures and dilemmas young people face when in these situations and the despair they feel at not being able to change things. Staff offer support and guidance to help young people make changes.
NSCM are also aware that it is not as easy as making a decision and then walking away, and will support them regardless of there involvement. Staff also work with young people around Sexual Health and support them to attend regular screening.
Due to NSCM being a national company we are able to re-locate a young person at short notice if required to help keep them safe often moving them to different parts of the country via other offices for periods of time.