Catch22 Criminal Exploitation and County Lines, Kent
Providing long-term support to children and young people, and their close relatives or immediate support network, to reduce risk and prevent serious youth violence, exploitation, gang and county line activity.
Up to the age of 25 | Kent and Medway
Catch22 Criminal Exploitation and County Lines Service, Kent supports children and young people up to 25, who are at risk of child criminal exploitation and county lines (CCE) in Kent and Medway.
Taking a holistic, whole-family, age-appropriate and trauma-informed, we deliver support and interventions to build resilience and aspiration amongst young people. Focussing on each young person’s individual needs, we empower them to take control of their lives and support them to stay safe.
This service delivers a range of intensive targeted one-to-one support, as well as raising awareness of child criminal exploitation and county lines to professionals, young people and the wider community.
- Direct work: flexible, evidence-based, longer-term interventions adapted to the needs of each young person to reduce risk and help them cope and recover from the impact of county lines
- Bespoke delivery: work with a professional to co-deliver part of a planned piece of work or direct support for the professional to deliver the work themselves.
- Resource sharing: a range of resources can be utilised by other professionals; Catch22 will share these as appropriate and ensure that professionals are confident in their use.
- Group work: through mapping themes and trends, Catch22 may determine that group work within certain settings is required to tackle low-level risks.
- Early intervention: work with schools and education providers to raise awareness of risks and encourage protective behaviours
- Spot the Signs: Child Exploitation and Missing Awareness poster hub
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Safety Centre
- PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation)
- SPACE (Stop and Prevent Adolescent Criminal Exploitation)
- Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership
Referral options for this service
You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client
Direct referrals are accepted into the service via our secure email:
Referrals received through direct referral will be considered following a consultation process.
Referrals into the service can be made by anyone but service users must be aware of the referral and meet the thresholds for service.
Volunteer and placement opportunities
You can volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service
We take on both short- and long-term student placements from a variety of social care and psychology courses. These are unpaid placements but will provide you with the experience and skills of working complex and demanding caseloads of work.