SPACE - Stop & Prevent Adolescent Criminal Exploitation

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Specialist areas of work and services:
  • Crisis Services
  • Victim Outreach
  • Training
  • Campaigns & Awareness

SPACE is a self-funded not-for-profit organisation founded in January 2018, in response to the national prevalence of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and the County Lines phenomenon which has entrenched thousands of young people into serious violence and organised crime.

Experience, Background and Services:
SPACE's primary mission is to

·Raise awareness through lived-experience and insight, of:

-CCE / County Lines, its broad impact and challenges;

-CCE indicators;

-Relevance of missing episodes in children and young people;

-National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and Trafficking under Modern Slavery laws.

·Make recommendations to improve inadequate or failing professional responses to CCE-related incidents.

·Collaborate with charities to enable necessary changes which will better safeguard CCE-affected children and young people, and their needs.

·Make recommendations to improve the response to CCE-related incidents.

·Provide training seminars to equip professionals and other organisations such as those listed below, to recognise signs of CCE and gain an understanding of the wider context of this exploitation.


-Local Authorities

-Ambulance Service

-Medical practitioners

-Schools & OFSTED

-Legal professionals

-Faith leaders

-British Transport Police

-Public hire and taxi drivers

·Provide awareness and preventative sessions for parents and children (primary school upwards).

·Provide signposting support and advice for families directly involved in CCE.

· Provide sessions within gang-riddled communities by inspiring role-model ex-gang workers to disengage and remove entrenched local youths from gang and knife crime (bespoke training sessions will be dependent on demand and SPACE availability), and empower parents and guardians as well as decrease/prevent serious violence and criminality locally.