Book your place at the CSE Research Forum – Friday 15th July

Time is running out to book your place at the next CSE Research Forum on Friday 15th July at the National Crime Agency (CEOP Command), London.

The theme of July’s forum is “Listening to Children and Young People”, and we will be presenting findings from a range of research undertaken by Barnardo’s and the International Centre that consider the barriers to listening to children and young people in the context of safeguarding and sexual exploitation.  You can view the programme here. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Carron Fox (Barnardo’s) ‘It’s not on the radar’ The hidden diversity of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation in England
  • Liz Ackerley (University of Bedfordshire) ‘It’s just about the respect really’ Children and young people’s perspectives on the police’s role in safeguarding
  • Isabelle Brodie (University of Bedfordshire) The wheel goes round: revisiting the evidence on participation and CSE
  • Camillle Warrington (University of Bedfordshire) and Megan Walker (NSPCC) The Making Noise Project: creating safe spaces for children to talk about unsafe relationships

At this forum we are taking some time to profile the other research being undertaken in this field – with verbal or written updates, and with research posters which can be viewed over lunch.

If you would like us to profile your work please email with a 100 word summary of current or completed work, that can be included in a power point presentation for attendees. The summary should cover the aims, methodology and timescales of the research, and have links to more details/finished reports. If you would like to present a poster over lunch please state this in your email.

The day will run from 10.30 am – 3.00 pm and costs £20, including coffee on arrival from 10 am and a sandwich lunch. You can book your place by visiting the Barnardo’s online shop

The Child Sexual Exploitation Research Forum was established in 2010, and is a partnership between The International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire and Barnardo’s. The forum happens twice a year, and is aimed at practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in CSE. The aim of the forum is to disseminate relevant research findings and provide a space for practitioners and researchers involved in the field of child sexual exploitation to learn from one other in dialogue.

You read more about the forum at the International Centre website, where you can also find copies of  presentations from the last forum