These short ‘Key Messages from Research’ bring together current research on child sexual exploitation with implications for practice and strategic commissioning. ‘Key Messages’ include four tailored for specific professional groups and one for the multi-agency team.  Three are paired – with one for frontline practitioners and one for commissioners.

The aim is to increase professionals’ confidence in taking appropriate action based on the best current research evidence. Each Key Message looks at understanding what child sexual exploitation is and at best practice in supporting young people, disrupting and prosecuting offenders, and preventing CSE.

New papers focus on health and education services, and multi-agency working.

The researchers who produced these papers, alongside that task, produced our paper Gaps in the Knowledge Base, that highlights areas where more research is particularly needed.