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Young people's advocate on sexual violence and exploitation

17 Feb 2012 - 11:21 by michelle.foster

As part of the ending gang and youth violence report the Home Office committed to provide an additional £400,000 per annum for three years to improve services to support children and young people under 18 suffering sexual violence and exploitation, including from gangs.

Organisations are invited to bid for funding to recruit up to 13 new young people’s advocates who will provide direct and dedicated support to young people who are victims or at risk of sexual violence and exploitation.

Successful applications will receive £30,000 per year over three years between April 2012 and March 2015.

The funding is open to all organisations that have experience of working with:
• young people
• victims of sexual violence and exploitation
• street gangs

For further information and to apply, visit: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/crime/young-people-advocates/. Completed applications should be emailed to, Jennifer Travis: seriousyouthviolence@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Deadline: Monday 12 March 2012, 12:00

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