Presentation on theme: "Gordon Valentine Detective Inspector Child Abuse Investigation Command Metropolitan Police Service Child Migration & trafficking to the UK."— Presentation transcript:
Gordon Valentine Detective Inspector Child Abuse Investigation Command Metropolitan Police Service Child Migration & trafficking to the UK.
Child Abuse Investigation Command Largest dedicated team of Child Abuse Investigators in the World 453 Police Officers – 146 Police Staff 2005 - 10,500 allegations of child abuse Intrafamilial Child Abuse including historic allegations Suspicious Child Death within the family Targeting of predatory paedophiles Child Abuse on the internet Child Abuse in distinct Communities Child Trafficking
Vision/Setting Standards Creation of new set of risk indicators for use by UKIS Development of new risk assessment process to safeguard Unaccompanied Minors Paladin Team/dedicated arrivals desk/child friendly immigration detention officers Learning of Paladin shared other ports
Vision/Setting Standards Proportionate establishment of safeguarding teams with other significant points of entry to UK Crime prevention/help initiatives for landed children Re-evaluation of training needs to take account of this issue.
Paladin aim Using the strengths and legislative powers of key agencies to create a team/system that safeguards children encountered at and/or travelling through Londons ports against abuse and exploitation wherever that abuse or exploitation might take place.
Objectives To have an effective multi-agency team capable of the identification and substantial disruption of those engaged in all forms of child abuse particularly Child Trafficking throughout London ports; To become a recognised centre of excellence and good practice around child protection as it impacts on Ports with a view to its exportation to other ports throughout the United Kingdom;
Objectives To substantially eradicate instances of missing migrated children in the United Kingdom; To become a specific point of contact for all enforcement agencies at London Ports where it relates to child abuse.
Londons Ports Heathrow Asylum Screening Unit Croydon Waterloo City Airport Biggin Hill Victoria ????
Paladin Roles Immediate risk assessment on minors and sponsors. Arrest and processing of prisoners Capturing of relevant intelligence including its recording Identifying and promoting good practise Respond to Semaphore notifications. Attend strategy meetings / Case conferences Liaison with all relevant agencies Representation of unit on all relevant forums