RISE is Northamptonshire’s dedicated multi agency team tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and missing children and young people.. It comprises staff from Safeguarding and Children’s Services, Police, CAN (3rd sector drug, alcohol and homeless service), and Health. The team are co-located at Mereway, Northamptonshire’s Police Force Headquarters.
Safeguarding and Children’s Services and CAN engagement workers work with young people open to the service. The Service also works with children and young people who go missing and 4 co-located Family Support Workers complete independent return home interviews following missing / found episodes. All are overseen by 2 Practice Managers and a team manager, who are qualified social workers.
Health provide a specialist nurse to RISE. She undertakes direct work with the young people open to the service as well as promoting CSE and acting as point of contact to other health professionals in the county..