Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family. They offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.
Pace seeks to:
Enable parents and carers to safeguard and stop their children being sexually exploited.
Provide evidence and specialist advice in order to demonstrate to partners that parents and carers have an essential safeguarding role.
Work with parents and partners to disrupt and bring perpetrators to justice.
Influence national and local policy and practice to reflect the active safeguarding role of parents and the impact on families of child sexual exploitation.
Sustain long term change by training partners in the active role of parents and carers safeguarding their children
Pace’s vision is to work in partnership with parents to end child sexual exploitation.
Pace believes parents should be valued as key partners in safeguarding children from sexual exploitation by perpetrators external to the family. For over 15 years, they set out to:
parents through the trauma of family disruption caused by the external perpetrators of child sexual exploitation.
Provide parents with knowledge in order to assist in safeguarding their children from sexual exploitation.
Facilitate parents in communicating their intrinsic role in safeguarding children against sexual exploitation by opening up the channels to voice their experience, role and knowledge.
Enable parents to be active and respected partners with other agencies in combating child sexual exploitation.
Work with parents and partners to disrupt and bring perpetrators to justice
Collate evidence from the work of Pace and undertake research
in order to influence policy and practice.
Challenge and change public attitudes on child sexual exploitation and the role of families.
Sustain long term change by training
partners in the active role of parents and carers safeguarding their children.