Supporting children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation: a rapid research review

Keywords

  • children and young people
  • service transformation

Date: July 2015

Type: Report

This rapid research review has been prepared to inform the DfE-funded Innovation Programme in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight but it is of interest more broadly to all local authority children’s services departments working with vulnerable children and young people.

With reference to existing findings from research, government-commissioned reviews, national policy and legislation, and best practice guidance, the review:

  • Outlines definitions, legislation and policy drivers, and characteristics of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation
  • Explores the key findings from existing research about effective interventions, including services
  • Outlines good practice, including in multi-agency approaches, prevention, working with children who have been sexually exploited or who are at particular risk, multi-agency team working covering preventative, investigation and support services, and other strategic multi-agency approaches.

Outlines definitions, legislation and policy drivers, and characteristics of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation

Explores the key findings from existing research about effective interventions, including services

Outlines good practice, including in multi-agency approaches, prevention, working with children who have been sexually exploited or who are at particular risk, multi-agency team working covering preventative, investigation and support services, and other strategic multi-agency approaches