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Literature review: What do we know about life skills and leadership training for vulnerable children and young people?

Kate D'Arcy

This review formed part of the Life Skills, Leadership and Limitless Potential project (LEAP).The aims of this literature review were to; review the global literature on life skills and leadership initiatives for vulnerable and/or hard to reach children and young people, including relevant projects that aim to prevent  sexual violence and take a participatory or peer-led approach within their work;  collate existing information about the value of life skills and leadership projects and  programmes in order to inform the plans for participatory and creative workshops to develop the LEAP  toolkit and; provide case studies  illustrating what we know about life skills and leadership training for vulnerable children and young people.

Literature review: Participation in policy and practice - children and young people who are affected by sexual violence

Kate D’Arcy with Isabelle Brodie

This review is part of the Life Skills, Leadership and Limitless Potential (LEAP) project. This literature review concentrates on the nature and scope of participation of children and young people who are affected by sexual violence and receive services relating to this.

Making Justice Work: Experiences of criminal justice for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation as victims and witnesses

Helen Beckett and Camille Warrington

Making Justice Work was a one year participatory pilot research project. The research explored young people’s experiences of the criminal justice system in child sexual exploitation (CSE) cases,and the ways in which these could be improved.

Challenging sexual violence in Europe: Using participatory methods with children

Jenny Pearce

This report presents the findings of a desk top review into activities across Europe involving young people as participants in efforts to prevent sexual violence against children. The work was initiated and supported by the Council of Europe programme 'Building a Europe for and with Children', with the Institute of Applied Social Research

The participation of young people in child sexual exploitation services: A scoping review of the literature

Isabelle Brodie

This review aims to develop understanding of the conceptualization, nature and impact of participation in child sexual exploitation services, as well as the necessary conditions for effective participatory working, and the replicability of participative models.

'They don't talk about it enough'- Report on the 2014 consultations with Youth Advisors for Our Voices

Claire Cody

This report provides an overview of the findings from a number of consultations with Youth Advisors across Albania, Bulgaria and the UK. The consultations explored:

  • What young people felt the issues were around sexual violence in their communitites
  • What the barriers and challenges were to young people talking about sexual violence and acessing support
  • What young people thought could be done to stop sexual violence
  • How young people could be more involved in preventing sexual violence.