Gangs & Exploitation

Gangs and Exploitation is an increasingly prevalent issue which enables a whole host of criminality.

Individuals involved with, or on the edges of, gangs might be victims of violence or they might be pressured into doing things like stealing or carrying drugs or weapons. They might be abused, exploited or put into dangerous situations. For many, being part of a gang makes them feel part of a family so they might not want to leave. Even if they do, leaving or attempting to leave can be a really scary idea. They might be frightened about what will happen to them, their friends or their family if they leave.

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Azalea

Azalea

01582 733200
info@azalea.org.uk

Azalea is a Christian charity open to everyone, we are committed to help all involved in commercial sexual exploitation. Since starting in 2007, Azalea has connected with more than 240 women. Azalea is now taking a 360 approach to tackling sexual exploitation by looking at the issue of demand from men and Child Sexual Exploitation.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Link to Change

Link to Change

01480 474974

Link to Change is an independent charity offering support for children and young people aged 12 to 26 in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Bedfordshire and Luton. Link to Change currently support both young people that have been at risk of or have experienced both sexual and criminal exploitation. We provide a safe environment in which young people can access support and explore the possibilities for change. We promote a greater understanding of the sexual exploitation of children and young people.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline

116 000
116000@runawayhelpline.org.uk

Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact us if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused. Runaway Helpline has been supporting young people for many years and is run by the UK charity Missing People. Our staff and volunteers are trained professionals who want to help you through anything you are finding tough.

Areas of Operation:
National

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

0808 1000 900
referrals@lucyfaithfull.org.uk

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide charity dedicated solely to tackling child sexual abuse. Every day, children and young people across the UK suffer sexual abuse, most commonly at the hands of someone they know. Latest research suggests at least one in six children aged 11-17 become victims. We work to prevent abuse from happening in the first place - and to prevent it from happening again if it already has. Where abuse has already taken place, we work with all those affected including adult male and female abusers; young people with harmful sexual behaviour; children with concerning sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members. But we also work in families and with adults and young people where there has been no abuse, to help them keep themselves and others as safe as possible.

Areas of Operation:
National

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