Lead institutionUniversity of Bedfordshire
Project contactDr Helen Beckett
* Norfolk Constabulary* North Wales Police* National Network of Child Sexual Exploitation* National Policing Leads for Violence & Public Protection* Missing People and Neglect.
* College of Social Work* Public Health England* NSPCC* Barnardos* Victim Support.
Summary of activitiesThis work will facilitate sustainable collaborative working, at both national and regional levels, between policing, academia and other relevant professions.
This collaboration will aim to use research to enhance police response to young people affected by child sexual exploitation (CSE), other forms of child sexual abuse (CSA), and associated vulnerabilites.
We will develop a national hub of expertise at the University of Bedfordshire to achieve these aims, working with four regional partnerships hubs across England and Wales (to be established in the first year of the project).
Key activities to be undertaken through this delivery structure are: