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Key Priorities

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and its impact on victims

"Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child Sexual Exploitation does not always involve physical contact: it can also occur through the use of technology." 

For further information on CSE, please visit the Tell Someone website

Addressing Domestic Abuse 

"Domestic Abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional." 

Nationally it is estimated that 1.9 million people in the UK suffer from some form of domestic abuse, and each year, more than 100,000 people in the UK are at high or imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse. 

For further information on Domestic Abuse, please visit the Family Connect website

Reducing the impact of crime, including fear of, on community wellbeing

"Any behaviour that has a negative effect on feeling safe, or has a detrimental effect on the environment, impacts on communities and their wellbeing. Reducing their impact will enable people to enjoy private and public spaces more, and protect the environment they live in. These types of crimes impact on the health, safety and quality of life of our community."

We know that people of Telford and Wrekin want to live in a safe and clean environment. Two identified factors that are currently impacting on the community's wellbeing are Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and fly-tipping. 

For more information on ASB, please visit the Telford & Wrekin Council website.

Alcohol and Substance misuse

Alcohol and substance misuse can have a major impact on not only people's lives, but also those that they are close to. Getting the right help and support can make all the difference to a person's recovery, and not being dependent upon alcohol or drugs. 

For more information on alcohol and substance misuse, please visit the Telford & Wrekin Council website.


Counter Terrorism

Prevent is one of the four key stands that make up the Government’s counter terrorism strategy, CONTEST. It focuses upon supporting individuals at risk of being radicalised by terrorist and/or extremist groups, before they reach a criminal threshold. A key component of Prevent is the Channel programme.

Like child protection, Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in every local authority in England and Wales. It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and provides a range of support such as; mentoring, counselling, assistance with employment etc. Channel is about early intervention to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity an addresses all types of extremism.

Participation in Channel is voluntary. It is up to an  individual, or their parents for children aged 17 and under, to decide whether to take up the support it offers. Channel operates in a non-criminal space. Channel is chaired by the local authority. Meetings are held on a monthly basis.

 If you have any concerns about someone please complete the Channel Referral Form