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200100 2001

No son of mine! Report

by Tink Palmer

Type: Policy and research documents

Following on from our 'Whose daughter next?' report and film, this report draws attention to the sexual exploitation of boys and young men.
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£3.99
200300 2003

Just one click

by Tink Palmer

Type: Policy and research documents

A stark report showing how internet and mobile phone technology act as a conduit for abuse.
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Your Choice DVD

Type: Tools for professionals, DVD, videos and CDs

This film drama and work book explore the story of Matt and Aiden, who sexually assault Ellie.
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£85.00
200700 2007

It Could be Anyone - Evaluation of London Prevention Education Programme (Child Sexual Exploitation)

by Paula Skidmore and Barbara Robinson

Type: Policy and research documents

This evaluation reports on an education programme on child sexual exploitation, which used the Barnardo's Bwise2 Sexual Exploitation pack.
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200500 2005

Use of secure accommodation and alternative provisions for sexually exploited young people in Scotland

by Chris Creegan, Sara Scott and Rachel Smith

Type: Policy and research documents

This report presents findings from research on the use of secure accommodation for young people involved in or at risk of involvement in sexual exploitation in Scotland.
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200800 2008

Effective work with sexually exploited children and young people

Type: Policy and research documents

This paper outlines Barnardo's expertise in the area of sexually exploited children and young people.
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200700 2007

Tipping the Iceberg

by Julie Harris and Barbara Robinson

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

A pan Sussex study of young people at risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking, the objective of this 12 month research was to establish the level and nature of current need for services amongst young people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sussex.
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200700 2007

Blueprint of experience: Working to prevent and reduce child sexual exploitation in the UK, Netherlands and Estonia

Type: Policy and research documents

This report outlines lessons learned from European work with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.
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200400 2004

Daphne programme report - What works in child sexual exploitation: sharing and learning

Type: Policy and research documents

This report analysed and shared effective strategies for preventing child sexual exploitation and supporting victims in the UK and Netherlands.
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200700 2007

Forgotten and failed

Type: Policy and research documents

This report examines what progress has been made in protecting children in London from sexual exploitation since 2005 when Barnardo¿s published their two year research ¿Meeting the needs of sexually exploited young people in London¿.
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Meeting the needs of sexually exploited young people in London

by Zoe Harper and Sara Scott

Type: Policy and research documents

Presenting the findings of a two year study into young people at risk of sexual exploitation, this research suggests only around half of those young people at risk are currently being identified or supported.
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Reducing the risk - Barnardo's support for sexually exploited young people. A two-year evaluation

by Sara Scott and Paula Skidmore

Type: Policy and research documents

This report evaluates ten Barnardo's services that support young people involved in or at risk of sexual exploitation.
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199500 1995

Splintered lives: Sexual exploitation of children in the context of children's rights and child protection

by Liz Kelly, Rachel Wingfield, Shelia Burton and Linda Regan

Type: Policy and research documents

This 1995 report documents legislative, policy and practice responses to sexual exploitation and highlights gaps in knowledge.
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200400 2004

Taking stock: Children and young people at risk of, or involved in, abuse through prostitution in Stockton-on-Tees

by Crawley, Roberts and Shepherd

Type: Policy and research documents

In this research both adults and children make recommendations about service and practice developments in the area of sexual exploitation.
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200700 2007

A process review of the Child Protection Reform Programme

by Brigid Daniel, Sharon Vincent, Sharon Ogilvie-Whyte

Type: Policy and research documents

A process review of the Child Protection Reform Programme (CPRP), a three year initiative with the goal of improving protection of children at risk of neglect and reducing the number of children who need protection.
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200500 2005

Barnardo's/ Safer Gloucester report: Substance misusing parents and their children

by Karen McInnes and Tony Newman

Type: Policy and research documents

A review of the support structures in Gloucester for substance misusing parents and their children.
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200200 2002

Beyond borders: Protecting children on the island of Ireland - conference report

Type: Policy and research documents

This multi-agency conference on safeguarding children in Ireland generated considerable political and media interest and in response to demand, this conference report was subsequently produced.
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200200 2002

Bullying - A research review

by Jennifer Holliday

Type: Policy and research documents

This review identifies risk factors, protective factors, impact upon children and promising interventions in the field of bullying.
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200600 2006

Help At Hand - an evaluation report of a programme of activities promoting alternatives to smacking children

by Vikki Butler and Dr. Sam Clutton

Type: Policy and research documents

This report examines attitudes towards smacking and outlines the most effective means of encouraging parents to adopt non violent methods of managing children's behaviour.
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200200 2002

Promoting safe play and hanging out - a research review

by Nick Jenkins

Type: Policy and research documents

This review explores risk and protective factors for children playing and reviews a number of interventions aimed at reducing children¿s leisure injuries.
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200400 2004

Reduce speed now: Stop, look and listen

Type: Policy and research documents

This joint report with Transport 2000 looks at road safety issues and their effects on children.
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200600 2006

Domestic abuse in Northern Somerset: a scoping exercise

by Karen McInnes and Tony Newman

Type: Policy and research documents

This research, carried out by Barnardo¿s Southwest in 2006 on behalf of North Somerset Crime and Drugs Partnership, scopes services for families experiencing domestic violence.
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200600 2006

Involving young people in research: Want to know what young people think about bullying?

by Pip Tyler, Claire Turner and Helen Mills

Type: Policy and research documents

Barnardo¿s Policy and Research unit trained a group of young people to be researchers and carry out interviews with Yorkshire service users about their experiences of bullying.
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201101 Jan 2011

Puppet On A String - reveals the urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

This report outlines what is known about the scale and nature of sexual exploitation across the UK and points to some worrying new trends identified by Barnardo's 22 specialist services.
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200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
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200500 2005

The end of the road - report on asylum and immigration

by Nancy Kelley and Lise Meldgaard

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

This report gives evidence of the serious damage being done to vulnerable children by a new asylum and immigration policy.
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200900 2009

Whose Child Now?

by Lisa Stacey

Type: Policy and research documents

Barnardo's report "Whose Child Now?" revisits the issue of child sexual exploitation 11 years on from our first report in 1998, 'Whose Daughter Next?'
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200600 2006

Protecting self and keeping safe

by Mel Foley

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

WINNER - Children & Young People's Services "Stay Safe Award" 2006. A pack of materials for social workers, teachers & youth leaders to use in delivering effective education on sexual exploitation.
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Nae Danger

Type: Tools for professionals, DVD, videos and CDs

Made by young people who have been affected by sexual exploitation, Nae Danger looks at issues around risk and keeping safe.
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£150.00
201109 Sep 2011

Reducing the risk, cutting the cost: An assessment of the potential savings on Barnardo's interventions for young people who have been sexually exploited

by Laura Blazey

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

This research briefing outlines the potential cost implications of failing to protect children and young people from child sexual exploitation.
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201201 Jan 2012

Cutting them free: How is the UK progressing in protecting its children from sexual exploitation?

by Policy, Research & Media

Type: Policy and research documents

To mark the anniversary of the Cut them free campaign we've published a new report Cutting them free: How is the UK progressing in protecting its children from sexual exploitation.
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201110 Oct 2011

Not a world away: The sexual exploitation of children and young people in Northern Ireland

by Dr Helen Beckett

Type: Policy and research documents

This research report indicates the prevalence and character of child sexual exploitation across Northern Ireland. It shows that this abuse affects both young females and young males. It also highlights how those with existing vulnerabilities experience a disproportionate risk.
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201206 Jun 2012

Tackling child sexual exploitation: Helping local authorities to develop effective responses

by Dr Caroline Paskell, with the Local Government Association

Type: Policy and research documents

This practice briefing outlines the key components of effective local action on child sexual exploitation. It draws on good practice examples to show how local authorities, police and other core agencies can work together to ensure young people are better protected, and victims of this abuse are better identified and supported.
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201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

Type: Teaching resources

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
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201204 Apr 2012

Under fives and their families affected by imprisonment: A handbook for Sure Start Children's Centres

by Owen Gill

Type: Tools for professionals

This handbook is a practical resource to help Sure Start Children's Centres support children and their families affected by imprisonment.
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201011 Nov 2010

Beyond the Rhetoric of Youth Homelessness

by Barnardo's

Type: Policy and research documents

Understanding what brings young people to the point of homelessness and what can be done to improve the support available to them.
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201106 Jun 2011

The complexity of girls' social interactions and the impact of negative peer relationships

by Menna Thomas

Type: Policy and research documents

A look into negative peer relationships and bullying amongst girls, and improvement of solutions to girls' bullying.
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201600 2016

Nightwatch: CSE in Plain Sight

by Kate D'Arcy and Roma Thomas

Type: Policy and research documents

An independent evaluation of Barnardo's Nightwatch - a Department of Education pilot designed to increase awareness of CSE among businesses of the night-time economy (NTE).
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201401 Jan 2014

Health impact of sexual exploitation on adolescents

by Department of Health and Chanon Consulting

Type: Policy and research documents

Appendix to Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation The independent national Health Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation has published a report designed to help health services improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. The report makes recommendations on how NHS, local authority and other health commissioners and practitioners can help protect children, identify and intervene in cases of child sexual exploitation and help children with recovery.
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201401 Jan 2014

Health impacts of child sexual exploitation

by Department of Health and Chanon Consulting

Type: Policy and research documents

Appendix to Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation. The independent national Health Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation has published a report designed to help health services improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. The report makes recommendations on how NHS, local authority and other health commissioners and practitioners can help protect children, identify and intervene in cases of child sexual exploitation and help children with recovery.
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201307 Jul 2013

Running from hate to what you think is love (summary)

by Barnardo's and Paradigm Research

Type: Policy and research documents

Our new report, produced in collaboration with Paradigm Research and funded by Comic Relief is the culmination of one to one interviews with more than 40 children from a range of backgrounds who have run away and been victims of sexual exploitation before the age of 16. Their experiences starkly demonstrate the variety of reasons why children choose to runaway and how easily they can find themselves at risk and in danger of being sexually exploited. The research also shows that running away can be the result of having been exploited for sex.
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201307 Jul 2013

Working with children and young people who experience running away and child sexual exploitation: An evidence-based guide for practitioners

by Emilie Smeaton

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

The aim of this guide is to provide practitioners working with children and young people with learning from an action research study addressing the relationship between running away and child sexual exploitation (CSE) so that, where appropriate, this learning can be incorporated into direct practice.
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201407 Jul 2014

Evaluation of Barnardo's Safe Accommodation Project for Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People

by Lucie Shuker

Type: Policy and research documents

The University of Bedfordshire valuated the Barnardo's Safe Accommodation Project, which piloted the use of specialist foster placements for young people at risk, or victims, of sexual exploitation and/or trafficking, for the first time in England, as well as providing training to foster carers and associated professionals, and 1-1 support to young people in other care settings.
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201411 Nov 2014

Barnardos Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix

by Barnardos

For Proffessional usage to assess the risks to children from male to female domestic violence.
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201411 Nov 2014

Appendix 1 faith and culture safeguarding children checklist

by Barnardos

Appendix 1 faith and culture safeguarding children checklist
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201503 Mar 2015

Evaluation of Barnardo's Families and Communities Against Child Sexual Exploitation programme

by Barnardo's (funded by DfE) independent evaluation by the University of Bedfordshire's International Centre

Type: Tools for professionals

The two year FCASE programme has been based in existing Barnardo's specialist CSE services in three locations across England.
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201505 May 2015

Youth And The Internet: a guide for policy makers

by Jonathan Rallings

Type: Policy and research documents

This report highlights concerns about the impact the internet is, and may be, having on young people, emerging from two central ideas beginning to gain traction in public debate:

  1. That the effect of the internet age may (or may not) represent a more fundamental divide in the 'generation gap' than previous experience of technology impacting on young people.
  2. That teenagers' emotional needs do not seem to have significantly altered in a generation, but the consequences of teenage behaviour are now radically amplified - for good as well as bad - by the internet.
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201509 Sep 2015

Welsh language: Unprotected, Overprotected: meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation

by Anita Franklin, Phil Raws and Emilie Smeaton

Type: Policy and research documents

Nod yr astudiaeth ymchwil archwiliadol hon oedd gwella dealltwriaeth o sut i ddiwallu anghenion plant a phobl ifanc ag anableddau dysgu sy'n profi CSE (camfanteisio¿n rhywiol ar blant).
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201511 Nov 2015

Bringing Five to Thrive Alive: two approaches to implementing Five to Thrive within Barnardo's

by Bridget Pettitt

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

Five to Thrive, developed by Kate Cairns Associates, is a flexible approach that offers learning for practitioners and parents. It is designed to enhance awareness of the central ingredients for healthy brain development in babies, with five key activities - Respond, Cuddle, Relax, Play, Talk - described as the 'building blocks for a healthy brain.'
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201603 Mar 2016

It's Not On The Radar

by Carron Fox

Type: Policy and research documents

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) can affect all children, including those with disabilities, regardless of their gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, faith or economic background.
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201408 Aug 2014

Research on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men: a UK Scoping Study

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

Using qualitative and quantitative evidence, this research explores the ways in which boys and young men are being sexually exploited; the differences and similarities between male and female victims of sexual exploitation and what services are currently available for boys and young men.
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201408 Aug 2014

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Soping Study into the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men

Type: Policy and research documents

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing public and political focus on child sexual exploitation (CSE). Large-scale criminal trials have highlighted the issue and several research projects and reports have contributed to our understanding.1 However, the focus remains on female victims, with little attention given to males affected by sexual exploitation.
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201601 Jan 2016

The National Independent Visitor Standards

by The National Independent Visitor Network

The National Independent Visitor Development Project aims to raise awareness around the role of the independent visitor (IV) for looked after children.
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201511 Nov 2015

Digital Dangers

by Tink Palmer

Type: Policy and research documents

The impact of technology on the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people
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201605 May 2016

Going the extra mile

by Emilie Smeaton

Type: Policy and research documents

This report presents evidence-based learning from an evaluation of Barnardo's SECOS (Sexual Exploitation Children's Outreach Service) child sexual exploitation (CSE) service based in Middlesbrough.
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201612 Dec 2016

Barnardo's Online Grooming Survey 2016

by Carron Fox and Gunes Kalkan

Type: Policy and research documents

This snapshot survey of five Barnardo's sexual exploitation services across the UK shows the prevalence of online grooming and the number of children who had gone on to be sexually exploited after being groomed online.
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201701 Jan 2017

Working with children who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation: Barnardo's model of practice

by Wendy Shephard in collaboration with Becky Lewis

Type: Policy and research documents

This paper sets out the models and processes used to sexually exploit children and young people, and Barnardo's model of practice in engaging and supporting these children.
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