Could I do something like that? recruiting and training foster carers for teenagers “at risk” of or experiencing child sexual exploitation
Subjectschild sexual exploitation
L500 Social Work
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AbstractChild sexual exploitation (CSE) is a category of child abuse that was historically created to recognize the victimhood of children and young people, illuminating the ways that their evolving capacity to consent to sex is manipulated and undermined. Using evidence from the evaluation of specialist foster care provision and a CSE training course for foster carers, this paper considers how training might be used to widen the pool of potential foster carers for children affected by CSE and identifies qualities displayed by effective carers. It argues that improving the recruitment of foster carers can create safer home environments for teenagers at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and reduce the risk of further harm and that informed and effective foster care provision is crucial to prevent both the sexual exploitation of looked‐after teenagers and placement breakdowns that can ultimately increase risk.
CitationShuker L, Pearce J (2019) 'Could I do something like that? recruiting and training foster carers for teenagers “at risk” of or experiencing child sexual exploitation', Child and Family Social Work, 24 (3), pp.361-369.
JournalChild and Family Social Work
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