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New podcast: What does participation in CSE services look like?

Posted: Fri May, 2018

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Dr Isabelle Brodie (International Centre) shares findings from a scoping review of the literature she conducted with colleagues from the International Centre on the participation of young people in child sexual exploitation (CSE) services. The review was part of the Alexi Project and can be accessed here. Isabelle speaks about the different meanings of participation, what conditions need to be in place in order to make participative working possible and effective, and shares young people and professionals' views on participation in CSE services; what they value and what they find challenging.

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New podcast on embedding participation

Posted: Thu Feb, 2018

Author: Claire Cody

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Check out our latest podcast on embedding participation with Abi Billinghurst, the founder and director of Abianda, a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. Abi explains how participation is central to the work of Abianda and shares her expertise on embedding participation as a model of practice in various professional cultures. We also talk about how Abianda’s participatory methods are part of a wider contextual approach to working with young people, which acknowledges and addresses the wider contexts of young peoples’ experiences. 

Abi also wrote all the tools for the LEAP Against Sexual Violence project which can be accessed on the Childhub website.

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LEAP - Strengthening participatory practice with children and young people affected by sexual violence

Posted: Wed Nov, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

On the 17th November 2017 the LEAP project came to an end. This blog, written by Kate D'Arcy the Project Coordinator for LEAP, shares what has been developed as a result of this two year European project.

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New resource launched – comic postcards with 10 key principles of working with young people affected by CSE

Posted: Thu Nov, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

10 comic postcards were launched this week that each highlight a different principle of working with young people affected by CSE  

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Strengthening participatory practice across Europe: resources and updates from the LEAP project

Posted: Fri May, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

The LEAP project is a European project which aims to support children and young people affected by sexual violence by strengthening and facilitating participatory practice. It is running from 2015-2017, and is part of the Our Voices programme of work.

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Placing children's voices at the heart of organisations that service them: Lessons from governance with children who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation

Posted: Thu Feb, 2017

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The purpose of this publication from ECPAT Internationalis to synthesise current thinking on how to best enable the voices of children who have been the subject of exploitation to have roles in the decision making and governance of organisations that are designed to support and advocate for them.

Read the full thematic report here.

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Conference report and slides from the event on young people, sexual violence, ethics and participation

Posted: Fri Dec, 2015

Author: Claire Cody

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On 28th September a Cumberland Colloquium was held on 'young people affected by sexual violence as change makers in prevention efforts: what are the opportunities and what are the risks?'

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ECPAT's Youth Journal

Posted: Tue Aug, 2015

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A journal of good practices of child and youth initiatives in the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland's Sexual Violence Prevention Project

Posted: Tue Jun, 2015

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The Sexual Violence Prevention project was set up by Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) in April 2013. It followed a consultation which identified a need for national support to coordinate and support prevention work with young people in Scotland and to develop a national sexual violence resource pack.

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Report from the First Reference and Dissemination Group Meeting for ‘Our Voices’

Posted: Mon May, 2015

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This report documents and reflects on the first meeting of Reference and Dissemination Group meeting for the 'Our Voices' project which took place in December 2014.

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Preventing Sexual Violence: A Resource Pack developed by Rape Crisis Scotland

Posted: Sat Aug, 2014

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Rape Crisis centres in Scotland are engaging with young people in schools and youth groups around the country to talk about issues such as consent, gender, social media and sexualisation.

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You Respond: Promoting effective project participation by young people who have experienced violence

Posted: Fri Aug, 2014

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This training guide provides learning materials for those working with young people who have experienced violence.

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The Council of Europe's Child Participation Assessment Tool

Posted: Tue Aug, 2014

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This assessment tool has been developed to provide indicators with which States can begin to measure progress in implementing recommendations on the participation of children and young people.

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A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating children's participation

Posted: Mon May, 2014

Author: Claire Cody

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A six-part guide on how to monitor and evaluate children's participation in programmes, communities and in wider society.

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