Safe Choices Northern Ireland
Barnardo's NI Safe Choices Service was established in 2004, established from Beyond the Shadows.
Safe Choices works with children and young people who are in the care system but who are going missing from their place of residence and as a result are at risk of being sexually exploited. We offer a service to males and females up to the age of leaving care. The service has bases in Belfast and Antrim. The service accepts referrals from the Belfast, South Eastern, Northern and Southern Trusts and can offer consultation to the Western Trust.
We believe that this work can only be undertaken on a multi-agency basis, therefore Safe Choices works in partnership with the Health and Social Care Trusts, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and with a range of other agencies.