Key guidance

Selected key guidance documents are summarised below. These are intended as reminders and prompts and not to be used in place of the full guidance.

FACES posters and printouts

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Signs of and risk factors for exploitation

A poster for places of worship and other organisations, and for use on social media or with parent/family communications

Talking to young people after serious youth violence

For parents/families, teachers and youth practitioners

A holistic approach to protecting young people

A poster for faith and other organisations with 5 points for protecting young people

Volunteer wellbeing tips

Volunteering can be stressful, these tips can be used to promote wellbeing for your team

De-escalation tips

A simple poster to guide staff and volunteers during a situation that required de-escalation

CSE: Challenges and Responses

Our 2019 briefing on child sexual exploitation

Local contacts

Key contacts are listed below. Scroll down the page for more support services and guidance.

Definitions of abuse

It’s important to remember that abuse can often involve multiple types happening at once. A person could be experiencing physical abuse, exploitation and spiritual abuse, for example. The definitions below are not intended to be comprehensive and the list is not exhaustive.

Other resources: guidance, toolkits, websites and printouts

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A 10 step guide to sharing information to safeguard children

This is a 10 step guide on data protection considerations when sharing personal information for child safeguarding purposes.

Bedford Borough, Central Beds and Luton Safeguarding Children Partnerships Procedures

Inter-agency child protection procedures and guidance for the above local authority areas.

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Advice for practitioners. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help practitioners identify child abuse and neglect and take appropriate action in response.

LBC Safeguarding Children Guidance (The Green Book)

Policy and Procedures for Voluntary, Community, Faith and Private Organisations

Information sharing

Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers

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Right to Remain toolkit

A comprehensive guide to the UK immigration and asylum system

Support for asylum claimants and refugees

GOV.UK site with services, guidance and regulation, and news relating to claiming asylum in the UK

Kaya Connect

A global learning platform that offers accessible, high quality and contextually relevant learning opportunities for the humanitarian sector

New Refugee Status - Luton

Information and guidance about what to do when you are granted Refugee status if you live in Luton

New Refugee Status - Dunstable

Information and guidance about what to do when you are granted Refugee status if you live in Dunstable

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Specific abuse and indicators

County lines and criminal exploitation toolkit

This toolkit hopes to address some gaps in knowledge and offer suggestions for supporting young people who are at risk of, or being trafficked for the purpose of criminal exploitation

National FGM Centre

Developing excellence in response to female genital mutilation and other harmful practices

Human trafficking indicators

A list of indicators from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime categorised into general, children, domestic servitude, sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, begging and petty crime

Tackling child exploitation: resources pack

This resource pack showcases innovative work going on around the country to prevent child exploitation

Child exploitation disruption toolkit

This toolkit has been developed to support frontline practitioners to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation

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Best practice and self-care

The Trauma-Informed Code of Conduct

For all Professionals working with Survivors of Human Trafficking and Slavery

Working definition of trauma-informed practice

A working definition of trauma-informed practice for practitioners working in the health and care sector.

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