|In this series of articles, Alice Yeo from the Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme looks at how data and research can inform practice when responding to child exploitation.
The role of data in tackling child exploitation
Child exploitation is a complex and fast-moving issue. In trying to respond, services in local areas face numerous challenges. The first article looks at the role of data.
The teenage brain – how the research can (and should?) inform practice
What happens neurologically as the adolescent brain develops? How does this impact on teenagers’ behaviour and why it is highly relevant for practitioners to understand? This second article looks at how research can (and should) inform practice.
Blurred boundaries: child exploitation, safeguarding and the criminal justice system
This third article focuses on the challenges of responding to child exploitation, from interviews with experts in threat, risk and harm, youth justice and forensic social work.