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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

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

Child Sexual Exploitation in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Sara Scott is an associate member of the International Centre. In this blog she reflects on a recent expert meeting in Utrecht and concludes that we have a lot to learn from each other. Last month I took part in

Child Sexual Exploitation in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Sara Scott is an associate member of the International Centre. In this blog she reflects on a recent expert meeting in Utrecht and concludes that we have a lot to learn from each other. Last month I took part in

“It’s not a surprise but it is always amazing to see what we can achieve when we work together” The CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub Conference.

Larisa Hunt is a Regional CSE Coordinator for the South West and this guest blog has been edited and reproduced from the original where she reports on attending a conference organised by the International Centre. To explore the full content of the

“It’s not a surprise but it is always amazing to see what we can achieve when we work together” The CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub Conference.

Larisa Hunt is a Regional CSE Coordinator for the South West and this guest blog has been edited and reproduced from the original where she reports on attending a conference organised by the International Centre. To explore the full content of the

The International Centre in 2016

Helen Beckett, Director of the Centre, reflects on our work over the last year… 2016 has been a busy year and, as with life generally, we can get so caught up in the ‘doing’ that we fail to recognise all

The International Centre in 2016

Helen Beckett, Director of the Centre, reflects on our work over the last year… 2016 has been a busy year and, as with life generally, we can get so caught up in the ‘doing’ that we fail to recognise all

Coming full circle: Personal reflections of an ‘old’ youth worker

Dr Fiona Factor is a Senior Research Fellow in the IC, working on the CSE & Policing Knowledge Hub. Her professional background is youth work and here she reflects on how she appears to have come full circle in her

Coming full circle: Personal reflections of an ‘old’ youth worker

Dr Fiona Factor is a Senior Research Fellow in the IC, working on the CSE & Policing Knowledge Hub. Her professional background is youth work and here she reflects on how she appears to have come full circle in her

Where are the geographers? The need for inter-disciplinary approaches to CSE

In this post Jenny Lloyd argues that the field of CSE research could benefit from the perspective geographers bring, including how the dynamics of place create or mitigate sexual risk. When we think about where child sexual exploitation (CSE) happens

Where are the geographers? The need for inter-disciplinary approaches to CSE

In this post Jenny Lloyd argues that the field of CSE research could benefit from the perspective geographers bring, including how the dynamics of place create or mitigate sexual risk. When we think about where child sexual exploitation (CSE) happens

Launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Network

This week Danielle Fritz writes about the launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Network for practitioners. We are very excited to announce the official launch of the IC’s Contextual Safeguarding Network for practitioners. Through the Network, we will work closely with

Launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Network

This week Danielle Fritz writes about the launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Network for practitioners. We are very excited to announce the official launch of the IC’s Contextual Safeguarding Network for practitioners. Through the Network, we will work closely with

What counts as ‘safe accommodation’ for children affected by CSE/trafficking?

This week Lucie Shuker reports on her presentation at the IFCO 2016 conference about an evaluation of specialist foster care for children affected by CSE and/or trafficking, and reflects on some of the key messages for the UK and further

What counts as ‘safe accommodation’ for children affected by CSE/trafficking?

This week Lucie Shuker reports on her presentation at the IFCO 2016 conference about an evaluation of specialist foster care for children affected by CSE and/or trafficking, and reflects on some of the key messages for the UK and further

Holiday reading

We are taking a short break for August and will be back with a blog post on the 6th of September. In the meantime please check out the following publications and resources that have recently been published by staff in

Holiday reading

We are taking a short break for August and will be back with a blog post on the 6th of September. In the meantime please check out the following publications and resources that have recently been published by staff in