The government has recently produced a report into child sexual exploitation entitled “It couldn’t happen here, could it?“.
The report evaluates the effectiveness of how local authorities’ have responded to the challenge of child sexual exploitation. The report draws on evidence from inspection and case examination in eight local authorities and from the views of children and young people, parents, carers, practitioners and managers. A number of other inspection reports of children’s homes and children’s services and reviews of Local Safeguarding Children Boards contributed to the findings.
If you’re a children’s or youth worker this is essential reading so go and download the report here.