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

It’s the small things

Claire Cody is a Research Fellow working on the Our Voices Programme of work. In this blog she shares her reflections from working on a global report exploring recovery and reintegration. Over the last few months I have been working

It’s the small things

Claire Cody is a Research Fellow working on the Our Voices Programme of work. In this blog she shares her reflections from working on a global report exploring recovery and reintegration. Over the last few months I have been working

‘Everybody deserves a voice’ Closing the gap between policy and practice for children affected by CSE

This week Lucie Shuker, Zoe Cox and Kirsche Walker reflect on a recent event that looked at closing the gap’ between policy commitments to listen to young people affected by CSE, and practice on the ground. “People thought because (my

‘Everybody deserves a voice’ Closing the gap between policy and practice for children affected by CSE

This week Lucie Shuker, Zoe Cox and Kirsche Walker reflect on a recent event that looked at closing the gap’ between policy commitments to listen to young people affected by CSE, and practice on the ground. “People thought because (my

Three Girls – and their families: evaluating support for parents in CSE cases

This week Lucie Shuker reflects on the BBC drama ‘Three Girls’ and how it highlights some of the issues raised by a recently published evaluation of the work of Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) in Lancashire.   Like many others, I

Three Girls – and their families: evaluating support for parents in CSE cases

This week Lucie Shuker reflects on the BBC drama ‘Three Girls’ and how it highlights some of the issues raised by a recently published evaluation of the work of Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) in Lancashire.   Like many others, I

International Centre Spring 2017 Newsletter

Last week we circulated our first newsletter to everyone on the International Centre mailing list.  if you are not yet on our mailing list you can sign up here. The newsletter will keep you updated on new work, our latest

International Centre Spring 2017 Newsletter

Last week we circulated our first newsletter to everyone on the International Centre mailing list.  if you are not yet on our mailing list you can sign up here. The newsletter will keep you updated on new work, our latest