Our projects support young people who British Transport Police (BTP) have identified as at risk. In 2017 British Transport Police dealt with nearly 7,000 incidents where there was a concern for a child’s welfare and this year they anticipate this number to increase to 10,000. We focus our work on areas with the highest number of incidents. Currently we have projects in Manchester, covering the North West of England, and London, supporting children across inner London and selected outer London boroughs.
How we work
Our project workers take referrals directly from BTP when their officers identify a young person at risk using public transport. Our team assesses the young person’s situation, establishes whether they need further support, and identifies who is best placed to provide this.
Our project workers can:
- Offer information and advice
- Advise young people and parents/carers about other services
- Advocate for young people and/or their parents/carers
- Work with young people and parents/carers individually or together
Some work is conducted face-to-face and some over the telephone, depending on the needs of the family and young people and their location. Our aim is to launch further projects across the UK at key locations over the next five years.
Who we work with
Our projects only work with young people who have been referred by British Transport Police.
The North West project can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.