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Exploring the impact of and responses to child sexual exploitation

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This interactive event recognises the collaborative engagement of young people (11 upwards) and practitioners across Greater Manchester in responding to the threat of child sexual exploitation.

Ann Coffey MP will open the event, as her research in engaging young people’s ‘Real Voices’ has been foundational in cultivating a range of interventions and developmental projects across our region. We want to celebrate the work that has been produced and in particular the contribution made by young people.

We begin with a film produced by GW Theatre which explores the complexity of child sexual exploitation. This will be followed by a festival of activity where young people and practitioners will be able to share and learn from the multiple projects. These include the development of a psycho-social engagement model for NHS England and the Greater Manchester Police led CTZN app.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date/Time
07 November 2016
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location
Robert Powell Theatre, University of Salford
Frederick Road
Salford
M6 6PU

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-social-science-festival-exploring-impact-of-and-responses-to-child-sexual-exploitation-tickets-28420744211


Salford Missing from Home Project

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Kate Parkinson

There is a recognition that any young person who is missing from home is potentially at risk of serious harm or exploitation. Young people who are in the formal care of the LA are recognised as being at particularly increased risk. This has been a significant feature of the widely reported cases of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE). Kate Parkinson (University of Salford) has been involved in the initial evaluation of a new approach to tackling these issues. GMP (Salford Division) officers are working closely with Salford Childrens’ Services staff to ensure that there is a clearer focus on the welfare of young people and engage with them more effectively. The pilot has helped to reduce the number of missing from home episodes and there has also been an improvement in the working and organisational relationships between GMP and partner agencies in this field.

Kate presented the initial findings from this research at the College of Policing on the 11th May 2016 to police officers on a strategic leadership course, who are on track to be the chief inspectors of the future.

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