• Applying an intersectional lens to sexual violence research and practice

      Ackerley, Elizabeth; Latchford, Lia (Routledge, 2017-12-19)
    • Children's voices: children and young people’s perspectives on the police’s role in safeguarding: a report for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies

      Beckett, Helen; Warrington, Camille; Ackerley, Elizabeth; Allnock, Debra; University of Bedfordshire (University of Bedfordshire, 2015-12-01)
      As part of their child protection inspection programme, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) commissioned ‘The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking’ at the University of Bedfordshire to undertake exploratory research with children and young people in England or Wales who have come into contact with the police because of concerns about their safety or wellbeing.  The core objectives of the work were to: integrate the views and experiences of children and young people into HMIC’s Inspection processes, and explore safe and appropriate means of facilitating this, informed by participatory principles.
    • Empowering parents : evaluation of parents as partners in safeguarding children and young people in Lancashire project 2014 – 2017

      Shuker, Lucie; Ackerley, Elizabeth; Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation; University of Bedfordshire (University of Bedfordshire, 2017-05-01)
      This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the project ‘Parents as partners in safeguarding children and young people in Lancashire, June 2014 to May 2017’. The project was delivered by Parents against child sexual exploitation (Pace) and centred around the work of a Parent Liaison Officer (PLO) placed in the multi-agency ‘Engage’ team in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire.
    • Making noise: children’s voices for positive change after sexual abuse

      Warrington, Camille; Ackerley, Elizabeth; Beckett, Helen; Walker, Megan; Allnock, Debra (University of Bedfordshire/ Office of Children’s Commissioner, 2016-12-01)
    • Mapping therapeutic services for sexual abuse in the UK in 2015

      Allnock, Debra; Sneddon, Helga; Ackerley, Elizabeth; University of Bedfordshire; NSPCC (University of Bedfordshire, 2015-01-01)
      The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking and Violence at the University of Bedfordshire was commissioned by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to undertake a mapping exercise – across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - of therapeutic services for children and young people who have experienced any form of child sexual abuse (CSA), including child sexual exploitation (CSE). This mapping exercise was intended to be an update, and facilitate a comparative analysis with the 2007 audit. However, different samples and the more limited nature of the exercise means that it is inadvisable to make direct comparisons. However, the current mapping exercise has revealed new insights about a broader range of services than were included in the previous 2007 audit. The current mapping exercise consisted of: 1) identification of generalist and specialist services in the four nations providing therapeutic support for any form of child sexual abuse, including child sexual exploitation (n=750); 2) an online questionnaire distributed to all identified services; 3) a small number of follow-up telephone interviews with service providers and 4) a small number of telephone interviews with service commissioners. A total of 130 respondents provided data in the questionnaire on 149 services, giving a service response rate of 20%.