Pace is the leading national charity working with parents and carers whose children are sexually exploited. Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.
Pace is a unique resource that helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships. It does this by offering:
- One-to-one telephone advice and support to parents
- Facilitating meetings with similarly-affected parents for peer support
- Advising how to establish rights as parents and work in partnership with statutory agents such as police and social workers
- Advice and support when pursuing disruption and prosecution of the perpetrators of child sexual exploitation
- Befriending scheme
Emerald Team is made up of specialists from children’s social care and the police. They can give you lots of help and advice if you’re worried about yourself or someone else. They can also provide information and support to parents or local businesses. Call: 01249 709400.
If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 4560108 (out of hours: 0845 6070 888), or if there is immediate danger phone the police or emergency services on 999.
More information can be found at Pace.
- The NWG Network has recently released a leaflet that aims to support parents with Sexual Abuse Online.