Monthly Archives: March 2016

“It’s just about the respect really” Children’s views on safeguarding practice within the police

Over the summer of 2015 researchers from the International Centre asked 45 children and young people across England, who had come into contact with the police because of safeguarding concerns, to tell us what the police did well and what they

“It’s just about the respect really” Children’s views on safeguarding practice within the police

Over the summer of 2015 researchers from the International Centre asked 45 children and young people across England, who had come into contact with the police because of safeguarding concerns, to tell us what the police did well and what they

Young people addressing sexual violence in Europe

In the summer of 2014 the ‘Our Voices’ team at the International Centre partnered with various projects across Europe to run a series of consultations with ‘Youth Advisors’ across Albania, Bulgaria and the UK. Forty-seven young people, aged 11 to

Young people addressing sexual violence in Europe

In the summer of 2014 the ‘Our Voices’ team at the International Centre partnered with various projects across Europe to run a series of consultations with ‘Youth Advisors’ across Albania, Bulgaria and the UK. Forty-seven young people, aged 11 to

We need to listen to young people…they’re the experts

Asaybi Snape LLM is the Co Founder of Gender Empowerment Movement, and was a young Filmmaker for the International Centre project on gang-associated sexual exploitation and violence. In this post she reflects on a recent symposium she attended on young

We need to listen to young people…they’re the experts

Asaybi Snape LLM is the Co Founder of Gender Empowerment Movement, and was a young Filmmaker for the International Centre project on gang-associated sexual exploitation and violence. In this post she reflects on a recent symposium she attended on young

Young people facilitating focus groups: applied social research in action

Roma Thomas is a Research Fellow in the International Centre and organised an ‘Applied Social Research Workshop for Young People’ as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015*.  The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual UK-wide

Young people facilitating focus groups: applied social research in action

Roma Thomas is a Research Fellow in the International Centre and organised an ‘Applied Social Research Workshop for Young People’ as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015*.  The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual UK-wide

‘It’s worth it’: Why researchers should consider co-presenting with young people

Jenny Pearce is the Co-Director of the International Centre. In this post she shares some reflections on the value of co-presenting with young people, after her experience of doing so at the Blast conference with a young man called Greg.

‘It’s worth it’: Why researchers should consider co-presenting with young people

Jenny Pearce is the Co-Director of the International Centre. In this post she shares some reflections on the value of co-presenting with young people, after her experience of doing so at the Blast conference with a young man called Greg.

Angry, Proud: Speaking out about the exploitation of boys and young men

Greg* is a student. He and Jenny Pearce recently shared the stage at a conference run by BLAST in a joint presentation about boys and young men affected by CSE. In this post he shares his reflections on the value

Angry, Proud: Speaking out about the exploitation of boys and young men

Greg* is a student. He and Jenny Pearce recently shared the stage at a conference run by BLAST in a joint presentation about boys and young men affected by CSE. In this post he shares his reflections on the value

Launching the IC blog on CSE Awareness Day

It’s March 18th – National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. A year ago today we launched a set of 12 short films, each sharing key findings  from a different research project in under two minutes. It was an attempt to continue to make

Launching the IC blog on CSE Awareness Day

It’s March 18th – National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. A year ago today we launched a set of 12 short films, each sharing key findings  from a different research project in under two minutes. It was an attempt to continue to make