Working together to enhance police responses to child sexual exploitation and related vulnerabilities
Brian Rose is a Police Inspector who is seconded to the International Centre for 12 months. In this post he reflects on the challenges and opportunities of finding himself in a totally different environment, and argues that, despite some hurdles, this kind of multi-disciplinary working is the way forward.
Hello and welcome to our new CSE and Policing Hub, the website for our new project ‘working together to enhance policing responses to CSE and associated vulnerabilities in adolescence’. This project has been kindly funded by the Home Office, College of Policing and HEFCE as part of its ‘Knowledge Fund’; a funding package designed to improve academic and policing collaboration.
This is not about us, as academics, telling police how to do things, but about a partnership approach where we can help you use research evidence to support your work and you can help us make sure that the research we do is rooted in reality. As part of this commitment to two-way learning, we have seconded a police officer into the team to help direct the project - two months in, we are already greatly benefiting from the real life insights that he brings to our work.