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

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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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Involving young people in research : a young researcher shares her experience of presenting at a BASPCAN conference

Posted: Fri May, 2018

Author: Claire Cody

Two members of our Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel recently spoke at a BASPCAN conference about the importance of involving young people in research and the possible benefits and limitations of this. In this blog Abbie Rodgers, one of the presenters, reflects on this experience. 

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Key reflections from the Our Voices Partner Meeting

Posted: Tue Dec, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

On the 29-30 November we hosted the Our Voices Partner Meeting in Luton. This event brought together partners and Youth Facilitators from the LEAP project, new partners for the Our Voices Too project, and representatives from youth networks and other organisations in Europe. 23 participants attended the meeting travelling from Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, the UK and the Netherlands.

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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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Young researchers’ views on what peer support for young people affected by sexual violence should look like

Posted: Mon Sep, 2017

Author: Claire Cody

We consulted with the International Centre’s Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel to identify with them key aspects of peer support in helping us think about what peer support for young people affected by sexual violence should look like. This blog outlines the key points that emerged from this initial discussion.

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