Vulnerability – Child Criminal Exploitation:
Humberside Police continues to make a considerable effort to focus on Vulnerability. All staff within the organisation has a responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected, listened to and understood. Commonly, the police service can be first point of contact for many vulnerable persons and concerned associates. This contact enables us to identify vulnerabilities at an early stage, and act accordingly. Ensuring that people who need support and protection receive the correct level of service from both the police and our partners agencies; such as social care and mental health services.
A person is vulnerable if as a result of their situation or circumstances, they are unable to take care or protect themselves, or others, from harm or exploitation. Protecting vulnerable children and adults.
What do we do?
- by providing public reassurance through effective deployment of our resources
- by working with our partners (ONGO, other social housing providers, NELC Safer Neighbourhoods, Victim Support, REMEDI)
- gather intelligence in relation to any incident involving a vulnerable person to minimise the risk to them
- maximise opportunities to secure evidence when offences are committed against vulnerable people to ensure offenders are brought to justice and reduce the risk of further victimisation
How do we do this?
- complete vulnerable adult assessments and share information with our partners
- complete vulnerable child assessments for those under 17 and share information with our partners
- complete Antisocial Behaviour risk assessments to decide on what support is required and work with partners to deliver this
- ensure that high risk victims are referred promptly which triggers discussion at the Monthly ASB Panel meetings where all partners agree actions to support the victim and reduce their risk
As a local policing team, we are aware of youths who live in the Scartho area who are deemed to be at High Risk of Child Criminal Exploitation: where vulnerable children are coerced or threatened into committing crime on behalf of others.
The team are absolutely committed to the aim of abolishing Child Criminal Exploitation in the Scartho area. This would not be possible without every agency assisting, and as such we aim to be active on our ward and encourage the reporting of any concerns of vulnerabilities to ourselves via 101, or alternatively through our online reporting means.