In this post you will find key publications which focus upon the criminal exploitation of children.

Careknowledge has provided a round up of key publications which focus upon and will support practitioners working to prevent criminal exploitation of children.    Please click on the headers below to gain access to these valuable materials.

ALL OF US WERE BROKEN
A report which explores the experiences of family members whose children have been criminally exploited, including through county lines, and as a result have been frequently missing.

APPG RUNAWAY AND MISSING CHILDREN AND ADULTS ROUNDTABLE
A briefing report from an All Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults roundtable on children who go missing and are criminally exploited by gangs.

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF YOUTH VIOLENCE
A series of case studies compiled by the Local Government Association.

CHILD EXPLOITATION DISRUPTION TOOLKIT
A toolkit for those working to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation.

COUNTY LINES GANGS, CHILD TRAFFICKING AND MODERN SLAVERY DEFENCES FOR CHILDREN
A guide from the Youth Justice Legal Centre, which is intended to assist lawyers and other professionals in recognising children who may be the victims of child criminal exploitation.

CHILDREN’S VOICES: GANGS
A review of evidence, from the Children’s Commissioner, on the subjective wellbeing of children involved in gangs in England.

COUNTING LIVES
A Children’s Society report which presents a call to action for professionals to recognise child criminal exploitation and provide a coordinated safeguarding response.

County Lines Drug Supply, Vulnerability and Harm 2018 (to follow)
The National Crime Agency’s most recent annual assessment of county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm.

HOME OFFICE COUNTY LINES GUIDANCE
Guidance for frontline professionals on dealing with county lines, part of the government’s approach to ending gang violence and exploitation.

FAQS ON CHILD TRAFFICKING
A booklet which provides answers to the top 10 most frequently asked questions about child trafficking in the UK.

GANG INVOLVED YOUNG PEOPLE: CUSTODY AND BEYOND
This research report looks at how to address the growing concern of managing gang-involved young people when they are released from prison.

INTERVENING EARLY: GUIDANCE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
An Early Intervention Foundation report, which explores the extent to which young children at risk of gang involvement or youth violence are supported through evidence-based early intervention, particularly within primary schools.

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES IN ENDING GANG AND YOUTH VIOLENCE
A Home Office research report that examines the perceived changes in the nature of street gangs across the original 33 Ending Gang and Youth Violence areas.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
A report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, which looks at ways to improve safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation.

KENT COUNTY LINES PILOT PROJECT 1 and 2
Two reports, an evaluation report and a scoping report, on a pilot six-month Home Office funded county lines intervention project St Giles Trust delivered in Kent helping vulnerable young people out of county line activity.

TIME TO LISTEN: A JOINED UP APPROACH
The findings from three joint targeted area inspections, led by Ofsted and carried out in the spring of 2018.

DISCUSSION PAPER: SERIOUS YOUTH VIOLENCE AND KNIFE CRIME
A discussion paper from ADCS.

JTAI: MULTI-AGENCY RESPONSE TO CHILD EXPLOITATION IN NORTHUMBERLAND

Between 17 and 21 June 2019, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and HMI Probation carried out a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to children experiencing or at risk of sexual exploitation and those experiencing or at risk of criminal exploitation in Northumberland. This letter to all the service leaders in the area outlines the findings about the effectiveness of partnership working and of the work of individual agencies in Northumberland.

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