Workstream 3 Contextual Safeguarding – lead Detective Superintendent Andrew Wadey
The Vulnerable Child & Adolescent (VCA) Subgroup is supported by task & finish groups to take forward contextual safeguarding practice developments alongside the scrutiny of the Multi-Agency Child Exploitation (MACE) strategic Panel and MARVE (Pre-MACE) operational Panel. (Multi Agency Vulnerability to Exploitation). This workstream considers modern slavery, missing children, trafficking, Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB), gangs and groups, serious youth violence, Child Sexual Exploitation, knife crime, and Child Criminal Exploitation. It has a working relationship with the Community Safety Partnerships in each borough, who hold the Youth Safety Strategies.
The Vulnerable Child and Adolescent Subgroup is a two borough Subgroup chaired by DCI Clive Vale and Alison Twynam, Director of Children's Social Care, AfC. The group meets quarterly and looks at all issues related to vulnerable children and adolescents related to exploitation, including trafficking, gangs and groups, Harmful Sexual Behaviour, substance use, sexual exploitation, knife crime, radicalisation, missing children and the performance of the MARVE (Multi-Agency Risk and Vulnerable to Exploitation) Panel, which meets monthly.
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