March 31, 2022 Research and Evidence Evidence underpinning the‘Joining the Dots’ framework PublicationBy The Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme Download The Joining the Dots framework is a synthesis of the learning generated through Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme delivery across 2019-2022. Drafting, reviewing and sharing it as a framework has, necessarily, come at the end and not the beginning of the Programme. It is a reflection of what we have seen, heard and learnt from local partnerships working towards achieving strategic change in relation to child exploitation and extra-familial harm. The resources included in this framework are suggested publications, briefings and case studies that have informed its development. They are not substantive or representative of the breadth of evidence across the fields. Moreover, the purpose of their presentation is not to function as evidence that the Joining the Dots framework ‘works’, but rather toprovide the context and rationale for this emerging way of tackling child exploitation. As a framework, Joining the Dots is drawn from: What we know from academic and published evidence, i.e. through TCE’s initial scoping literature review, our further commissioned research, reviews, articles and think pieces shared on TCE’s open-access microsite.What we have learned from working alongside local multi-agency partnerships to understand and help unlock local change goals through Bespoke Support Projects.Thematic learning focused on minoritised voices, expertise by experience (including parents and carers), and reconfiguring services and risk.What leaders from across the sector have shared and reflected on peer to peer through TCE’s national programme of events.