Building on the evidence base to address child sexual exploitation
Research in Practice has launched an updated Evidence Scope: Working Effectively to Address Child Sexual Exploitation. The original resource was commissioned by Wigan and Rochdale councils as part of the Greater Manchester CSE project, funded by the Department for Education Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.
Protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation is a challenging area of practice across all sectors, including health, education, the police and third sector organisations, as well as social care and social work.
This open access Evidence Scope aims to support local areas in the continual development of child sexual exploitation (CSE) services by reviewing and critically appraising relevant evidence. It brings together evidence that supports interventions and multi-agency and inter-professional approaches to working to improve outcomes for young people who may be affected by CSE.
The original Evidence Scope reflected what was known at the time about child sexual exploitation. The revised scope has allowed an opportunity to evaluate services across the last two years and build on the original evidence to give a richer up-to-date picture of what works in practice. This piece of work will be valuable reading for all local authorities and third sector organisations working to support children and young people.