The PCC receives £11,700 in funding from Middlesbrough Borough Council.
This is for Police Officers to work alongside a Multi-Agency Team (from Barnardos and Social care) to identify and protect vulnerable children and young people.
They do this on the street and in parks (identified hot-spots) of Middlesbrough at night through assertive outreach.
Cleveland Police create event numbers for each stay safe. Every interaction is recorded with event numbers.
Police also provide a marked vehicle suitable for the operation. This is a worthwhile operation which impacts on growing concerns around Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE.)
It has the potential to be bigger with the possibility to target other LPA’S with identified target hot spots.
The operation also benefits by having some impacts on anti-social behaviour issues.