informed and empowered
Street Teams are the commissioned service in Walsall for Exploitation. We work one a one to one basis with children, young people and vulnerable adults who have been, or are vulnerable to exploitation.
Words from Katie Storer-Young (Prinicpal Exploitation Reduction Officer): Working with our partners, Street Teams, is always a pleasure. Partnership working is critical to supporting victims and survivors of Exploitation; no one agency can do this alone. The work of Street Teams in the community makes a significant difference to children and adults affected and impacted by perpetrators of this type of crime. Our partnership is working, and Street Teams provides collaboration with experience and challenge.
Having Street Teams as part of our all-age exploitation pathway allows agencies to be informed and empowered by community-led information and build an informed view of what is happening within our local area. Having a third-sector partner based within our locality is vital to local people and the communities of Walsall.