R-U-Safe? | Buckinghamshire Young People's CSE and Missing Service

COVID update

Owing to current COVID 19 situation, Return Interviews and client visits are currently conducted remotely either by WhatsApp/Facetime or by phone. Training and prevention work can be accessed remotely, please contact us to discuss further.

We work with children/young people living in Buckinghamshire aged between 10 to 18 years old (up to 21 years for those with learning difficulties) who are reported missing and also with those experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual and/or criminal exploitation. Our holistic provision of support includes understanding the grooming process, recognising healthy relationships, keeping safe and exiting harmful relationships. We offer practical support such as advocacy and assistance in accessing sexual health services and other appointments. We work closely with partner agencies to ensure the needs of the young people we work with are met, according to their individual circumstances.

Our Service

Our Service consists of three main streams of work:

  • Missing – ‘Return Interviews’
  • Exploitation one to one support (Sexual and Criminal)
  • Exploitation Awareness and Prevention 

Training and Prevention work 

Our additional work includes Child Sexual Exploitation training, awareness-raising and prevention work, for which we have a dedicated worker able to deliver to both professionals and young people. 

Who to contact

Barnardos R U Safe

Where to go

The School House, Hyde Heath, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5RW
Venue Notes

We also have use of Griffin Place, Griffin Lane, Aylesbury, HP19 8FE which is accessible for wheelchair users.

Geographic Area Covered
Buckinghamshire (excluding Milton Keynes)

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday | 9am to 5pm
Time of day

Other Details

Cost Description

Training costs may apply

Age Ranges
From 10 years to 18 years
and up to 21 years for those with learning difficulties
Wheelchair Accessible Entrance
Accessible Toilet Facilities


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals accepted via email only to referral.rusafe@barnardos.org.uk

We recommended encryption for added security. Please call or email if in need of referral form. See downloads for a copy of our referral form.

We do operate a waiting list, though aim to allocate referrals within a maximum of 6 weeks from receipt.

During Covid, we are continuing to accept referrals in the usual way, although once allocated to a worker, intervention work will be undertaken remotely.

Local Offer


We strive to safeguard Buckinghamshire's children and young people from being sexually exploited and abused, regardless of background/ethnicity/ability/religion. Alongside our one to one work with vulnerable young people, we raise awareness with both children and professionals, to enhance early detection and prevention. We are also working closely with the council to raise awareness within local communities and among parents.

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Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
8 to 11
Needs Level
Sensory and Physical Needs
All Needs Met
Communication and Interaction
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Cognition and Learning
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Tailored resources to support the understanding of CE risk and prevention.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Via referral.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

Staff have received training around communicating with young people on the autistic spectrum and those who have experienced trauma that may affect their ability to absorb information and learning.

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