"No Offence" – But We've Been Nominated!
Safer Streets, our partnership project with The Men’s Room and Mancunian Way, that aims to engage young men at risk of sexual exploitation in order to assess needs and care plan, has been nominated for a No Offence Award!
On the anniversary of its one year anniversary, the co-produced project has directly engaged with over 60 young men on the streets of Manchester who are at high risk of sexual exploitation; helped find a number of missing children; and directly interrupted the grooming and sexual abuse of a minor.
Wanting to ensure that the project is sustainable, the management team commissioned Dr Michael Atkins to undertake a review of the project and the findings astounded even us. This was made possible thanks to Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, who has not shyed away from facing the uncomfortable facts that this is going on in the heart of the city.
Survivors Manchester CEO, Duncan Craig, said:
I know I can speak for my colleagues Hayley and Nick when I say how thrilled we are at receiving this award nomination. Being a partnership, its often difficult to get recognised so we’d like to thank No Offence panel for this nomination”.
The awards will take place in October at a London venue where attendees will celebrate both the people who change and the people who help to make change possible, from across every sector of criminal justice.
Wish us luck!