Sexual Exploitation

This section features reports from work we have commissioned on sexual exploitation in the North East and Cumbria. Reports are shown in order of publication with most recent first.

 

Findings of Scoping Exercise into Practitioners Knowledge of Child Sexual Exploitation of LGBT Young People in the North East, July 2014

The Foundation’s Safety and Justice programme focuses on the sexual exploitation of adults and children and funds both service development and research, to better understand this issue. We were concerned that the specific experiences and support needs of LGBT young people are not reflected in the current discussions around child sexual exploitation.

We know from funding local LGBT youth work that specialist youth workers are in touch with young people at risk of exploitation.

We asked Trinity Youth Association to have a series of discussions with staff working both in sexual exploitation services and in LGBT youth and community settings to find out what they know, where they think the gaps in provision are and what might be some useful next steps. The result is this excellent report which gives a very helpful overview of the current situation and clearly identifies some practical ways forward.

 

The Ace Project, July 2014

The Ace Project: Developing an Agenda For Change in the North East and Beyond on Young LGBTQ People and Child Sexual Exploitation

Professor Catherine Donovan  June 2014

Funded by the Northern Rock Foundation and facilitated by Prof Catherine Donovan at the University of Sunderland, the Ace Project brought together practitioners from across the North East for a series of four half-day meetings over five months during 2013 to share experiences of working with young LGBTQ people in relation to CSE and develop an Agenda for Change.

 

Sex Markets in Teesside, March 2014

This is a study into the extent and dynamics of the adult sex market in Teesside, covering the four local authority areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool. It presents a snapshot of information between 2012 and 2013.

 

MAP: Exploring the Lives of Male Sex Workers in Tyne & Wear, March 2013

The project concentrates on the scope, extent and the individual profiles of those engaged in male sex work within Tyne & Wear. It aims to provide vital information to present recommendations for policy change.

 

Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers in Tyne & Wear, January 2013

This report aims to provide a robust evidence base regarding the experiences and service needs of women engaging in sex work in Tyne and Wear, to inform local knowledge, policy and practice in this area.

 

Study into the extent and characteristics of the sex market and sexual exploitation in Cumbria, January 2013

This report is the latest in a series giving findings from research undertaken by Barefoot Research Evaluation.

 

Knowledge mapping and working with difficult to reach groups, April 2012

This paper considers lessons learned from researching sex markets in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. It is based on a knowledge mapping approach, working with professionals in local authorities, charities and the Police.

 

Study into the extent and characteristics of the sex market and sexual exploitation in County Durham and Darlington, October 2010

These reports are the latest in a series giving findings from research undertaken by Barefoot Research Evaluation

 

Sexual Exploitation: ‘Internal trafficking’ of children and young people at risk in the North East and Cumbria, March 2010

This report details findings from research undertaken by Barnardo’s North East into complex or organised forms of sexual exploitation.

 

Think 4: Hidden markets – sex work in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, March 2009

The Foundation has published a report by Barefoot Research and Evaluation examining the nature of sex markets and sexual exploitation in the Northumbria Police force area.

 

Sex markets and sexual exploitation in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, February 2008

The Foundation has published a summary of recent research conducted by Barefoot Research and Evaluation.