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Exploitation of Vulnerable People

AIM: Better engagement and information sharing between police and organisations supporting vulnerable migrants and rough sleepers, with the aim of preventing exploitation by organised criminals.


Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

  • Over £3m of funding provided to Local Authorities across the Thames Valley to tackle local priorities including offender management programmes.


Thames Valley Police

  • Buckinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are planning a pilot programme with Counter Terrorism Police South East to deliver training to help staff and partners identify signs of radicalisation. The programme aims to improve the quality and quantity of Prevent referrals. 
  • Elpis (a database to share details about missing persons with partner agencies) continues to be developed, with Milton Keynes and Oxford, and in Berkshire a Missing Persons & Exploitation Hub is being developed.
  • A safety hub has been set up in Windsor town centre to support the nighttime economy and reduce demand on police, and a caseworker has been funded to focus on the homeless community, working with local agencies and charities.
  • New guidance issued to officers aims to reduce the number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children going missing without documentation when released from custody into social care.