Category Archives: Policy

Contextual Safeguarding in Working Together

Contextual safeguarding has been referenced in the revised statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. Dr Jenny Lloyd welcomes this addition, and explores how the guidance can be further strengthened. I was delighted to see this week that the revised

Contextual Safeguarding in Working Together

Contextual safeguarding has been referenced in the revised statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. Dr Jenny Lloyd welcomes this addition, and explores how the guidance can be further strengthened. I was delighted to see this week that the revised

‘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

“They don’t talk about it enough”

Last week Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, announced that the government intends to introduce statutory relationships and sex education into schools in England – a development that we wholeheartedly welcome. An evidence base has been building over recent years that

“They don’t talk about it enough”

Last week Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, announced that the government intends to introduce statutory relationships and sex education into schools in England – a development that we wholeheartedly welcome. An evidence base has been building over recent years that

New definition and advice on CSE

Today sees the release of the new government advice on CSE. The DfE document is adapted from an extended advice for practice document written by the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice, under commission from the Department for Education.

New definition and advice on CSE

Today sees the release of the new government advice on CSE. The DfE document is adapted from an extended advice for practice document written by the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice, under commission from the Department for Education.

18th November – European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Researchers in the International Centre are working on European projects which seek to prevent, and support children and young people who experience, sexual exploitation and abuse. Kate D’Arcy draws attention to the LEAP project, which is celebrating the end of its

18th November – European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Researchers in the International Centre are working on European projects which seek to prevent, and support children and young people who experience, sexual exploitation and abuse. Kate D’Arcy draws attention to the LEAP project, which is celebrating the end of its

Tackling sexual violence within and beyond the school gates

Carlene Firmin manages the contextual safeguarding programme of work at the International Centre. In this blog post she comments on the report into sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools recently published by the Women and Equalities Committee. ‘The Government

Tackling sexual violence within and beyond the school gates

Carlene Firmin manages the contextual safeguarding programme of work at the International Centre. In this blog post she comments on the report into sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools recently published by the Women and Equalities Committee. ‘The Government

“We cannot just treat them like mini adults”: young people who sexually offend

Joanne Walker is co-leading the International Centre’s response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the new draft guideline for sentencing young people who sexually offend. In this post she summaries key messages from practitioners working with young people displaying harmful

“We cannot just treat them like mini adults”: young people who sexually offend

Joanne Walker is co-leading the International Centre’s response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the new draft guideline for sentencing young people who sexually offend. In this post she summaries key messages from practitioners working with young people displaying harmful

Where is the government’s strategy on harmful sexual behaviour?

Carlene Firmin heads up the MsUnderstood partnership, supporting local areas to improve their response to peer on peer abuse. In this post she argues that recent policy attention on harmful sexual behaviour is welcome, but shouldn’t mask the need for

Where is the government’s strategy on harmful sexual behaviour?

Carlene Firmin heads up the MsUnderstood partnership, supporting local areas to improve their response to peer on peer abuse. In this post she argues that recent policy attention on harmful sexual behaviour is welcome, but shouldn’t mask the need for