Tackling Child Exploitation
The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme is a consortium funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and led by Research in Practice with The Children’s Society and the University of Bedfordshire. Since 2019, TCE has worked with local areas across England to improve strategic responses to child exploitation and extra-familial harm.
We are delighted to announce that TCE will be continuing for a further 12 months, until March 2023, to build on Programme learning to date, to create and share ‘Practice Principles’ for child exploitation and extra-familial harm.
In developing these principles, we will continue to work with colleagues across the sector to further explore key themes raised throughout Programme delivery, i.e. more focus on relationships, fewer silos, and support in navigating an area where complexity can feel overwhelming.
Our approach to developing the principles will necessarily reflect the fact that none of us in isolation hold all the information needed to tackle child exploitation and extra-familial harm. Expertise extends far beyond any one single agency. We will be working with our colleagues in Government as we listen carefully to the experiences of Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, balanced with key messages from research and the invaluable expertise of children and young people, parents, carers and community organisations.
We are now actively seeking your views and insights. Through this website you can register for a place on an open-access consultation event, will be able to access & complete our consultation survey, submit direct feedback to inform the development of the principles, or request a more detailed conversation with your team or organisation.
We will also use this site to ‘show our working’ as the principles are developed. We will continue to ensure that the collated research and evidence, which frames and informs TCE thinking, is freely available and, over the coming months, we will also use the site to share draft thinking and supporting resources. Learning resources and tools from our first three years of delivery will also continue to be freely available, alongside TCE’s Joining the Dots framework, developed to support strategic change in relation to child exploitation and extra-familial harm.
The development of evidence-informed principles for tackling child exploitation and extra-familial harm relies on being underpinned by thoughtful, strengths-based, cross-sector reflection and discussion. We look forward to hearing from you.
Research in Practice
By Dez Holmes, Anna Racher, April 28, 2022
TCE is excited to announce the continuation of the programme, and we have a new direction...
TCE is excited to announce the continuation of the programme, and we have a new direction...
Great opportunity to influence the creation of ‘Practice Principles’ for child exploitation and extra-familial harm through a number of digital events hosted by #TCEProgramme 👇🏻
Calling colleagues in youth justice, education, health, early help, family support & voluntary sector! Please join #TCEProgramme consultation events in June to share your expertise as we develop Practice Principles for #childexploitation. https://tce.researchinpractice.org.uk/consultation-events/
My first week on the #TCEProgramme complete 👊🏼
Feeling excited to be working with a brilliant team from @TCSImpact @uniofbedsSYLRC and @researchIP
My head is full from absorbing the 3 years of learning so far and planning for the year ahead
TCE is running a consultation to develop Practice Principles. Let us know if you think there is something important you would like us to look at or consider as part of the consultation.
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