Missing, Slavery, Exploitation and Trafficked (MSET)

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s business in North Tyneside.

This is particularly the case with child exploitation, missing children and children who are at risk of, or who have been trafficked. Individuals be that professionals or members of the public, agencies, and partnerships can all play their part in safeguarding our children. It is vital that people know what to look for and what to do if they suspect exploitation. Child sexual exploitation and trafficking destroys lives and its effects damage our communities.  

One of the main aims of the North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership is to make sure professionals work together effectively to identify exploitation, protect those who are at risk, support victims and disrupt and prosecute criminals who exploit children.

The Missing, Slavery, Exploitation and Trafficked (MSET) panel has been developed to provide an effective response to some of our most vulnerable children and young people who do go missing or become exploited. Children and young people, who are assessed as at medium or high risk of exploitation, will be provided with a coordinated response, formulated across the MSET partners to consider the worries and how best to disrupt and prevent exploitation and violence.

North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership (NTSCP) believe that this is a key priority area and are committed to addressing the worries around children going missing from home, care or school, being abused through child sexual and criminal exploitation along with concerns of exposure to modern-day slavery and trafficking.

To find out more about this area of our work click here

To download a copy of the MSET Screening Tool for practitioners click here