Working together to enhance police responses to child sexual exploitation and related vulnerabilities
These short films are aimed at anyone in the police. They provide learning from the latest research on child sexual exploitation (CSE) and associated vulnerabilities in a short accessible form.
The films share the findings of a range of studies undertaken by researchers in the CSE and Policing National Hub at the University of Bedfordshire and the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub Regional Academics from the Universities of Cardiff, Sussex, Worcester and Central Lancashire. The films also draw on wider CSE literature.
Each film is accompanied by a short briefing document that outlines the evidence in more detail, with references and links to the original research.
If you found these films helpful, or have suggestions for future topics or ways we can share our research please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this short film Dr Kristine Hickle, from the University of Sussex, considers a trauma informed approach to child sexual exploitation and how this can be applied to police work in this area.
A Trauma-Informed Approach: Policing Responses to Child Sexual Exploitation
In this short film Dr Debbie Allnock explores why young people may be reluctant to disclose child sexual exploitation and how the police can respond.
Why might some young people be reluctant to disclose CSE? What the police can do to respond
CSE and the Victim-Perpetrator Overlap
This briefing outlines the ways in which young people affected by child sexual exploitation (CSE) can be victimised while also victimising others – sometimes simultaneously - and explores the implications of this for the policing of CSE.