Spotlight On 4LSCB MET Information Guide
The 4LSCB areas of Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight have a collective multi agency responsibility to identify children and young people who are at risk of going missing, being exploited and/or trafficked (MET) and to safeguard and protect them from further risk of harm.
The four areas have worked with Barnardos Hampshire to produce a new version of the 4LSCB MET Protocol (now known as the 4LSCB MET Information Guide) which covers all 4 LSCB areas and should be read in conjunction with local strategies.
The 4LSCB MET Information Guide is for practitioners who become aware of children and young people up to the age of 18 who are at risk of going missing and/or being exploited. Exploitation as referred to in this information guide covers criminality, modern slavery (both within the UK and from abroad), traffick-ing and sexual exploitation.