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The Children's Society: The Stride Project


Service Description

The stride Project provides intensive one-to-one support for boys and young men who are at risk of, or are being internally trafficked, for the purposes of criminal exploitation. They also may have experience CSE and other forms of abuse as part of their trafficking, or have been reported missing. Group work and professionals awareness raising sessions are also offered.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Stride practitioners work “with” young people in a way that centres on their needs, hops, and wishes. Practitioners meet in a safe place with young people to co-create a plan of work that aims to reach goals identified by the young person. One to one sessions explore issues such as identity and safety, gender, emotions, family, personal safety, healthy and unhealthy relationships, self- esteem, consent, grooming and exploitation, power and control, gangs and involvement in offending.

A Stride practitioner’s role and relationship throughout this work can vary from delivering socio-education, being a strong advocate for the young person, to also challenging unhealthy assumptions and beliefs within the support network, and at times with the young person themselves.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 11 To 18



Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers

Further Information

Provider Type
Social Care Advice
Suitable For
Challenging Behaviour Diabetes Downs Syndrome Motor Impairment Neurological Conditions Degenerative Conditions Tourette's Long Term Medical Conditions Specific Learning Difficulties Cerebral Palsy Mental Health Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Dyslexia Epilepsy
Delivery Channels
Schools Home Visit Case Work Youth Club Office / Premises