SVRI 2017: making the case for involving young people in research on sexual violence

In September, two members of our Young Researchers Advisory Panel (YRAP) attended an international sexual violence conference in Brazil, together with three International Centre staff. Here one of them, Kirsche Walker, shares some reflections on her experience. My experience of

SVRI 2017: making the case for involving young people in research on sexual violence

In September, two members of our Young Researchers Advisory Panel (YRAP) attended an international sexual violence conference in Brazil, together with three International Centre staff. Here one of them, Kirsche Walker, shares some reflections on her experience. My experience of

New resource launched – comic postcards with 10 key principles of working with young people affected by CSE

This week is the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences – an annual event that encourages social researchers to find creative ways to engage with new audiences. We’ve taken part in the festival twice before, a reflection of our commitment to

New resource launched – comic postcards with 10 key principles of working with young people affected by CSE

This week is the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences – an annual event that encourages social researchers to find creative ways to engage with new audiences. We’ve taken part in the festival twice before, a reflection of our commitment to

Panorama – When kids abuse kids

In this blog Jenny Lloyd reflects on the recent BBC Panorama episode on peer-on-peer abuse. Jenny highlights the links between what is portrayed in the programme and key findings from The International Centre’s contextual safeguarding research, outlining the need for a response that

Panorama – When kids abuse kids

In this blog Jenny Lloyd reflects on the recent BBC Panorama episode on peer-on-peer abuse. Jenny highlights the links between what is portrayed in the programme and key findings from The International Centre’s contextual safeguarding research, outlining the need for a response that

Young researchers’ views on what peer support for young people affected by sexual violence should look like

Delphine Girma is a Research Assistant in the International Centre, working on the Our Voices Too project. In this post she reflects on key aspects of peer support for young people affected by sexual violence. This blog post was originally published

Young researchers’ views on what peer support for young people affected by sexual violence should look like

Delphine Girma is a Research Assistant in the International Centre, working on the Our Voices Too project. In this post she reflects on key aspects of peer support for young people affected by sexual violence. This blog post was originally published

Applying theory to understand the potential of group work with young people affected by sexual violence

This week Claire Cody draws on theory from trauma studies and community development to frame the value of group work with children and young people affected by sexual violence. This blog post originally appeared on the Our Voices website.   As

Applying theory to understand the potential of group work with young people affected by sexual violence

This week Claire Cody draws on theory from trauma studies and community development to frame the value of group work with children and young people affected by sexual violence. This blog post originally appeared on the Our Voices website.   As

Understanding the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People: Five day short course

We have now released dates for our five-day short course ‘Understanding the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People’ for Autumn 2017. Location: University of Bedfordshire Luton campus Dates: 12 October, 13 October, 14 November, 15 November, 16 November 2017

Understanding the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People: Five day short course

We have now released dates for our five-day short course ‘Understanding the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People’ for Autumn 2017. Location: University of Bedfordshire Luton campus Dates: 12 October, 13 October, 14 November, 15 November, 16 November 2017

Summer reading

August can be a quiet month. So if you are looking for some extra reading and a chance to learn from, and exchange ideas with, colleagues working on issues of sexual violence, safeguarding and participation, please take a look at

Summer reading

August can be a quiet month. So if you are looking for some extra reading and a chance to learn from, and exchange ideas with, colleagues working on issues of sexual violence, safeguarding and participation, please take a look at

‘Can I sit here?’ The co-location of CSE spoke workers in children’s social care

This week, we feature a guest blog from Blanca Gonzalez-Tarrio. Blanca is a CSE ‘spoke worker’ in the Link to Change service in Cambridgeshire, which is part of a large-scale evaluation of the ‘hub and spoke’ model, conducted by the

‘Can I sit here?’ The co-location of CSE spoke workers in children’s social care

This week, we feature a guest blog from Blanca Gonzalez-Tarrio. Blanca is a CSE ‘spoke worker’ in the Link to Change service in Cambridgeshire, which is part of a large-scale evaluation of the ‘hub and spoke’ model, conducted by the

An effective local public health response to child sexual exploitation

Today sees the launch of a two part resource for local public health leaders outlining how public health can support prevention and intervention of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Part one of the resource is a framework designed by Public Health

An effective local public health response to child sexual exploitation

Today sees the launch of a two part resource for local public health leaders outlining how public health can support prevention and intervention of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Part one of the resource is a framework designed by Public Health

Welcome to two new team members

This summer we welcome two new research assistants to the team, Ruth Atkinson and Delphine Girma. Ruth and Delphine have both been working in the voluntary sector and bring a range of different skills and experiences – we are delighted to

Welcome to two new team members

This summer we welcome two new research assistants to the team, Ruth Atkinson and Delphine Girma. Ruth and Delphine have both been working in the voluntary sector and bring a range of different skills and experiences – we are delighted to