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Vulnerable Adolescents Panel Wins National Award

The Partnership is delighted that Vulnerable Adolescents Panel has won a national award from the Centre for Child Protection Collaboration in recognition of its work to protect vulnerable young people by working together to reduce child exploitation and extra familial harm.

In receiving the award, the Centre had the following to say about our Vulnerable Adolescents Panel.

"The Vulnerable Adolescent Panel (VAP) is an impressive nomination with strengths in child protection, creativity, collaboration, and impact. The panel felt that protecting and safeguarding adolescents can be powerful when derived from a peer/community-wide approach that holds the child/children in a safe extra-familial space – as this nomination evidenced. There is strong information sharing leading to essential decision-making, important learning, communal responsibility, common vision, and shared aims linked to emerging and existing extra-familial risks for young people. This is an innovative and outstanding example of multiagency collaboration drawing heavily on strength-based practice with huge potential to positively impact on professional development, community understanding, and keeping young people safe"

To find out more about the Vulnerable Adolescents Panel and how it could help you working with children at risk of exploitation you can read the Tea Break Guide on VAP here.

Last updated: 13 September 2023

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