Category Archives: Participation

Strengthening participatory practice across Europe: resources  and updates from the LEAP project

Kate D’Arcy. Project coordinator The LEAP project is a European project which aims to support children and young people affected by sexual violence by strengthening and facilitating participatory practice. It is running from 2015-2017, and is part of a programme

Strengthening participatory practice across Europe: resources  and updates from the LEAP project

Kate D’Arcy. Project coordinator The LEAP project is a European project which aims to support children and young people affected by sexual violence by strengthening and facilitating participatory practice. It is running from 2015-2017, and is part of a programme

Making Noise: Children’s voices for positive change after sexual abuse

Camille Warrington writes about today’s launch of the ‘Making Noise’ report about the perspectives and views of children and young people affected by sexual abuse in the family environment. You might not think much of telling anyone, you might not

Making Noise: Children’s voices for positive change after sexual abuse

Camille Warrington writes about today’s launch of the ‘Making Noise’ report about the perspectives and views of children and young people affected by sexual abuse in the family environment. You might not think much of telling anyone, you might not

‘Being Heard’ Project – Call for Evidence

The International Centre (IC) in partnership with Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) are undertaking an international review of evidence relating to participatory methodologies used in research and consultation relating to sexual violence involving children and young people. We would be

‘Being Heard’ Project – Call for Evidence

The International Centre (IC) in partnership with Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) are undertaking an international review of evidence relating to participatory methodologies used in research and consultation relating to sexual violence involving children and young people. We would be

Marginal Gains Poster: Small steps that make a big difference for improving police responses to CSE

“The police are there to keep us safe, not to manipulate or intimidate us. Respect me and I’ll respect you” * Since 2015, staff in ‘The International Centre’ have been running the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub, with the aim

Marginal Gains Poster: Small steps that make a big difference for improving police responses to CSE

“The police are there to keep us safe, not to manipulate or intimidate us. Respect me and I’ll respect you” * Since 2015, staff in ‘The International Centre’ have been running the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub, with the aim

What is the Our Voices Research and Practice Network and why do we need it?

This week Claire Cody writes about the launch of a new network that focuses on the ethics and value of participatory engagement with young people affected by sexual violence. This blog originally appeared on the Our Voices website and is re-posted

What is the Our Voices Research and Practice Network and why do we need it?

This week Claire Cody writes about the launch of a new network that focuses on the ethics and value of participatory engagement with young people affected by sexual violence. This blog originally appeared on the Our Voices website and is re-posted

Introducing… The International Centre Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel

This week a member of our Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel, Abbie Rodgers, discusses the rationale and motivation behind the newly created young people’s advisory group to the International Centre (IC). The group consists of seven young people, between the ages

Introducing… The International Centre Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel

This week a member of our Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel, Abbie Rodgers, discusses the rationale and motivation behind the newly created young people’s advisory group to the International Centre (IC). The group consists of seven young people, between the ages

How to discuss sexuality, sexual abuse and violence with young people

Dr Kate D’Arcy is a Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre. She works on a range of projects, including ‘The LEAP project’ – an EU funded project delivered by four specialist services that work with young people affected by

How to discuss sexuality, sexual abuse and violence with young people

Dr Kate D’Arcy is a Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre. She works on a range of projects, including ‘The LEAP project’ – an EU funded project delivered by four specialist services that work with young people affected by

Launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit

This week Dr Jenny Lloyd introduces a new resource available for local areas to understand and develop responses to peer-on-peer abuse.  We are pleased to announce the launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit. The toolkit will support local areas

Launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit

This week Dr Jenny Lloyd introduces a new resource available for local areas to understand and develop responses to peer-on-peer abuse.  We are pleased to announce the launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit. The toolkit will support local areas

Sweden and the UK – sharing perspectives in research

Ronny Heikki Tikkanen is Associate Professor and International Coordinator at the Department of Social Work in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In October 2016 the University of Gothenburg hosted a joint research symposium with the University of Bedfordshire focusing on the

Sweden and the UK – sharing perspectives in research

Ronny Heikki Tikkanen is Associate Professor and International Coordinator at the Department of Social Work in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In October 2016 the University of Gothenburg hosted a joint research symposium with the University of Bedfordshire focusing on the

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