Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2020 - 2025
The South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 16th September 2020, approved the Sexual Exploitation Strategy for the period 2020-2025. The Strategy was developed in partnership with the Sexual Exploitation Joint Action Group which consists of partners from Social Work, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Educational Services, Community Learning and Development, Community Safety, Police Scotland, Moving On Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Women's Aid.
The Joint Action Group felt it was important to ensure that the Strategy applies to all children and young people and adults at risk of sexual exploitation.
In line with the National Action Plan to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation Update, the Sexual Exploitation Joint Action Group has agreed that this strategy is working towards the same strategic priorities and including vulnerable adults:
- The risk that children, young people and vulnerable adults are exploited is reduced through a focus on prevention and early identification.
- Children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and their families receive appropriate and high quality support.
- Perpetrators are stopped, brought to justice and less likely to re-offend.
- Cultural and social barriers to preventing and tackling sexual exploitation are reduced.