Category Archives: Participation

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

Partnering with INGOs: fieldwork and beyond

Aisha Hutchinson, a research fellow within the Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR) and a member of the International Centre (IC), reflects on working with an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) to better understand the cultural and religious mechanisms which affect

Partnering with INGOs: fieldwork and beyond

Aisha Hutchinson, a research fellow within the Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR) and a member of the International Centre (IC), reflects on working with an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) to better understand the cultural and religious mechanisms which affect

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

Residential with Experts by Experience and Police

As part of our CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub we are working with both young people and the police to enhance police responses to child sexual exploitation and related vulnerabilities. Recently the team brought 7 police officers and 12 Experts

Residential with Experts by Experience and Police

As part of our CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub we are working with both young people and the police to enhance police responses to child sexual exploitation and related vulnerabilities. Recently the team brought 7 police officers and 12 Experts

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

New to Realist Evaluation? Five key points that will help you get started

A number of researchers in the International Centre use a realist approach to evaluation. Julie Harris and Lucie Shuker outline some of the key aspects of this approach for those who are new to it. This week staff from the International Centre presented three papers

New to Realist Evaluation? Five key points that will help you get started

A number of researchers in the International Centre use a realist approach to evaluation. Julie Harris and Lucie Shuker outline some of the key aspects of this approach for those who are new to it. This week staff from the International Centre presented three papers

Making safe spaces to talk about unsafe relationships

Camille Warrington is participation lead for the International Centre. Watch the recording of a recent webinar presented by Camille in which she shares insights into participatory research with young people and explores good practice. The webinar is entitled ‘Making safe spaces to talk about unsafe relationships: Risks, ethics and

Making safe spaces to talk about unsafe relationships

Camille Warrington is participation lead for the International Centre. Watch the recording of a recent webinar presented by Camille in which she shares insights into participatory research with young people and explores good practice. The webinar is entitled ‘Making safe spaces to talk about unsafe relationships: Risks, ethics and

Young people’s participation in CSE services: messages from a scoping review

Isabelle Brodie is leading on the participation strand of the Alexi Project, an ambitious strategy developed by the Child Sexual Exploitation Funders’ Alliance (CSEFA). In this post she reflects on some of the key issues emerging from a scoping review of the literature on participation and CSE which is published

Young people’s participation in CSE services: messages from a scoping review

Isabelle Brodie is leading on the participation strand of the Alexi Project, an ambitious strategy developed by the Child Sexual Exploitation Funders’ Alliance (CSEFA). In this post she reflects on some of the key issues emerging from a scoping review of the literature on participation and CSE which is published

Book your place at the CSE Research Forum – Friday 15th July

Time is running out to book your place at the next CSE Research Forum on Friday 15th July at the National Crime Agency (CEOP Command), London. The theme of July’s forum is “Listening to Children and Young People”, and we will be presenting findings

Book your place at the CSE Research Forum – Friday 15th July

Time is running out to book your place at the next CSE Research Forum on Friday 15th July at the National Crime Agency (CEOP Command), London. The theme of July’s forum is “Listening to Children and Young People”, and we will be presenting findings