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

The Metropolitan Police’s commitment to improving their response to CSE

*Re-posted with permission from the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub website* This week DI Ivon Beer, from the Metropolitan Police, who has been working with us on our Marginal Gains project as part of the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub, shares his

The Metropolitan Police’s commitment to improving their response to CSE

*Re-posted with permission from the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub website* This week DI Ivon Beer, from the Metropolitan Police, who has been working with us on our Marginal Gains project as part of the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub, shares his

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

“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

Nightwatch: CSE as everyone’s business

Last December the International Centre published an  evaluation of  a pilot project aimed at awareness-raising  and prevention of  child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the  context of  the night time economy. In this blog report authors Dr Kate  D’Arcy and Roma

Nightwatch: CSE as everyone’s business

Last December the International Centre published an  evaluation of  a pilot project aimed at awareness-raising  and prevention of  child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the  context of  the night time economy. In this blog report authors Dr Kate  D’Arcy and Roma

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.

Peer-group mapping: Recent discussions with practitioners

This week Danielle Fritz writes about recent discussions with practitioners from the Contextual Safeguarding Network on the topic of peer-group mapping.  The Network is currently running a Learning Project on peer-group mapping and welcomes participation from all interested practitioners. On

Peer-group mapping: Recent discussions with practitioners

This week Danielle Fritz writes about recent discussions with practitioners from the Contextual Safeguarding Network on the topic of peer-group mapping.  The Network is currently running a Learning Project on peer-group mapping and welcomes participation from all interested practitioners. On

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