Child Criminal Exploitation in the South East of England: Family Experiences and Professional Responses – University of Sussex (June 2020)

Published: 07/09/2021

Summary A study completed by the University of Sussex concerning child criminal exploitation in the South East of England.  Description The limited body of research on Child Criminal Exploitation has been primarily focused on the phenomena as it has unfolded within cities and other large urban areas. Much less is known about the experiences of…
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County Lines and Criminal Exploitation of Children During COVID-19: Between the Lines Report – National Youth Agency (March 2021)

Published: 28/04/2021

Summary Access to the National Youth Agency report that explores the changing patterns of county lines and criminal exploitation through the COVID-19 pandemic. Description The National Youth Agency, published between the lines report (2021). The report explores the changing patterns of county lines activity and criminal exploitation of children through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Serious Case Reviews Overview – Various (updated July 2023)

Published: 03/02/2021

Summary: Access to several briefings concerned with learning following serious case reviews. Description: The College of Policing have published a short briefing exploitation, county lines, threats and weapons: learning from two serious case review, following the death of Chris (Newham) and Child C (Waltham Forest). Hillingdon Local Authority Safeguarding Partnership have published the independent review…
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Trauma-informed Practice, Contextualised Safeguarding and Transitional Safeguarding – The Innovate Project (updated April 2022)

Published: 10/12/2020

Summary: Link to the Innovate project, which looks at addressing extra-familial risk and harm including child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, peer-on-peer harm, gang affiliation, and serious youth violence.       Description: The Innovate Project is a four-year research study funded at £1.9million by the Economic and Social Research Council (one of the UK research councils),…
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County Line SafeCall Service for Children Effected by Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines – Missing People (Updated 2022)

Published: 10/12/2020

Summary:  Access to the missing people service, SafeCall for children effected by child criminal exploitation and county lines.     Description:Missing People, through their SafeCall service offer a non-judgemental, safe space for children effected by criminal exploitation and county lines to talk about their experiences in confidence. Their service offers children reassurance and support to…
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Are you Listening? Short Film to Raise Awareness Around Child Sexual Exploitation – Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland- Violence Reduction Network (November 2020)

Published: 10/12/2020

Summary: Access to a short film produced by the Police and partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to raise awareness around child sexual exploitation.      Description: Police and partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with funding from the Violence Reduction Network, have created a short film are you listening? with the aim to raise awareness of…
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Contextual Safeguarding Academic Insight Report – HM Inspectorate of Probation (Updated Sept 2023)

Published: 10/12/2020

Summary: Access to the contextual safeguarding report published by HM Inspectorate of Probation (2020).
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Gangs and Exploitation – A Youth Work Response to COVID-19 – National Youth Agency (May 2020)

Published: 14/08/2020

Summary: National Youth Agency have published a report that looks at the scale and response to gang activity and exploitation during COVID-19.     Description:  The National Youth Agency have published hidden in plain sight: gangs and exploitation – a youth work response to COVID-19. The report looks at the scale of and response to gang…
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Education Safeguarding Guidance: Coronavirus – Welsh Government (April 2020)

Published: 06/05/2020

Summary: Link to Welsh guidance for schools on safeguarding children during COVID-19.     The Welsh Government have released the following guidance, education safeguarding guidance: coronavirus, which contains information specific for school around safeguarding children during COVID-19. There is also access to a PDF for practitioners and one for the safeguarding person which may be…
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Matters of Concern, Safeguarding Concerns, Allegations and Complaints for Children in Custody – Youth Custody Service Safeguarding Contacts (updated Feb 2023)

Published: 23/04/2020

Summary: Youth Custody Service have shared key safeguarding contact list and a slide pack concerning matters of concern, safeguarding concerns, allegations and complains for matters relating to children in custody.     Description: The Youth Custody Service (YCS) have produced matters of concern, safeguarding concerns, allegations and complaints slide pack (reviewed in April 2022). The…
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