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

Author : Policy, Research & Media (January 2012)

Price : Free

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.

The report appraises the progress made in policy and practice over 2011 and sets out evidence from the latest survey of our 21 specialist sexual exploitation services. The results are alarming: - acknowledgement and recognition of the issue remains patchy at a local level - The number of sexually exploited children Barnardo's works with has grown by 8.4% to 1,190 but vital awareness-raising work has reduced by 30% due to funding cuts - 1 in 3 services have seen a marked increase in exploitation by other young people - Organised exploitation and internal trafficking of children within the UK is still a big concern; 1 in 6 service users have been moved from town to town and city to city. Furthermore, our research found that nearly half (44%) of the children our services work with have gone missing from home or care in the past, and that 1 in 10 of those who were exploited were boys.



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Policy and research documents, Safeguarding and protection


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