The CSA Centre are collaborating with Greater Manchester Combined Authority on a study to help clarify how child sexual abuse in all its forms (including CSE, peer on peer and gang related sexual violence) features amongst young people assessed to require a ‘complex safeguarding’ response. The research with involve sampling and analysing case files in order to:

  • Better understand where and how previous and recent forms of abuse, including CSA is (or is not) recorded on case files, and how this features in the complex safeguarding team’s caseload and subsequent practice responses, with sensitivity to diversity aspects, including gender and ethnicity;
  • Consider options in relation to routine data recording that would enable quantification across the caseload of key variables relevant to future evaluation;
  • Develop practitioner knowledge on the importance of child sexual abuse in the field of complex safeguarding.

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