Presentation on theme: "BARNARDO’S LONDON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION"— Presentation transcript:
1 BARNARDO’S LONDON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 1Tuesday, 28 March 2017BARNARDO’S LONDON SEXUAL EXPLOITATIONPreventative Programme
2 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 2 Tuesday, 28 March 2017OverviewFunded by London Councils as part of a strategy to tackle child sexual exploitation across London.Will work with London Safeguarding Children Board and Local Safeguarding Boards to ensure awareness is raised, vulnerable children are identified and accessed to services.Will cover all 32 boroughs over 4 yearsImplementation of London-Wide procedures on working with CSE is variable across boroughs. This programme aims to establish more consistent practice.
3 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 3 Tuesday, 28 March 2017Builds on Barnardo’s experience of delivering the Preventative ProgrammeDesigned to meet needs highlight by Barnardo’s research: “Meeting the needs of Sexually Exploited Children in London” 2005.Programme has been fully evaluated – “It Could Be Anyone”.Will focus on children & YP most likely to be vulnerable to sexual exploitation.LC funded SE one service to develop and deliver the programme “B Wise 2 Sexual Exploitation” in x 3 south London Boroughs.This was a report was based on 2 years research across every London Borough.The programme using B Wise 2 Sexual Exploitation pack was an evaluated and learning points for the next 4 year programme have been captured.i.e. Children in PRU’s, Looked after children; residential units; those in schools facing the greatest challenges.
4 Intended Outcomes of the Preventative Education Programme Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 4Tuesday, 28 March 2017Intended Outcomes of the Preventative Education ProgrammeFor ProfessionalsOutcome1Professionals are educated to identify children at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation by adults and peers:Outcome 2Professionals are educated about how to protect and support children at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation or bullying and have increased knowledge of services available.Indicator – able to give an improved description of the risk indicators of sexual exploitation following PEP delivery.Indicator – able to identify, define & act on evidence of SE e.g. key policies and legislation for CSE; able to identify services to refer to following PEP delivery.
5 For Children and Young People Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 5Tuesday, 28 March 2017For Children and Young PeopleOutcome 1Children and Young People have increased knowledge and confidence enabling them to resist unwanted sexual advances, report sexual exploitation and seek protection.Outcome 2Children & Young People are educated about how to protect themselves from SE and have increased knowledge of services available.Indicator 1 – Able to accurately name the four stagers of grooming and the effects on children and young people of being sexually exploited, following the PEP sessionIndicator 2 – Increased confidence to resist unwanted approaches, report exploitation and seek help as a result of the PEP session.Indicator – Able to identify safe and unsafe relationships and where to seek help as a result of the PEP session
6 How will this be achieved? Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 6Tuesday, 28 March 2017How will this be achieved?For ProfessionalsEvery borough will have:A presentation to the LSCB.A day’s Multi Agency Training for LSCB.An awareness raising session for residential social workers and managers.Consultancy and advice at Multi-Agency strategy meetings held under the LSCB procedures;Focussing on guidance; legislation; good practice; Services available.Provided in collaboration with the LSCB training lead – particularly targeted towards those most likely to encounter CSE – via health; education; youth service etc.Experience tells us that CSE is endemic in children's homes and the “B Wise” pack has developed useful tools to assist staff in better protecting children.Held under the LSCB procedures via an experienced practitioner.
7 For Children & Young People Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 7Tuesday, 28 March 2017For Children & Young PeopleEducation sessions using the “B Wise 2 Sexual Exploitation Pack” in year 9 in selected secondary schools.Sessions in Pupil Referral UnitsSessions in residential Children’s homes.Experience shows us that children responded positively to the materials in the pack and recognised the patterns of CSE very readily on the basis of their own lives. - Schools to be selected in discussion with LSCB education leads.Those particularly identified as facing major challengesThose where it is known that children have been targeted by dangerous individuals
8 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 8 Tuesday, 28 March 2017Is based on recent experience with children at SEone.Designed for use with year olds in schools, pupil referral units and residential units.Enables professionals to feel informed about child sexual exploitation.Provides session plans and activities for use by facilitators.Also helpful in one-to one work with childrenIs directly relevant to PSHE curriculum stages 3 & 4 and has a special section addressing thisFor use by teachers; RSW’s; School Counsellors; Teaching assistants.
9 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 9 Tuesday, 28 March 20176 Topics CoveredChild abuserProsecution triangleChild sex offenderAbused childWhat is child sexual exploitation?Uses triangles of abuseCase study of “Jada and Rowland”GroomingFour stages of the grooming processReal face or mask exerciseWhat is child sexual ExploitationEnables children to understand and recognize this form of sexual abuseCase study is based on experience of YP using the service drawn into a gang using sexual bullying.GroomingGive’s children information about how they can be groomed by an adult for CSE and why its often hard to recognize it happening
10 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 10 Tuesday, 28 March 2017Power & ControlUses Duluth wheel“Mood boards”Poetry writing exerciseSession enables children to understand how a sexually exploited YP feel.Identifies methods of power and control.Explores better outcomes if YP are properly helped and supported
11 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 11 Tuesday, 28 March 2017Risk ManagementHow running away increases risk of being targeted.Techniques some dangerous adults useRisk management toolkitGives information about push or pull factors, helps develop skills to identify own risk taking.
12 Equal, consensual & respectful relationships Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 12Tuesday, 28 March 2017Equal, consensual & respectful relationshipsUses wheel of equal relationships.What is consent? Exercise.Agony aunt lettersHelps C & YP understand the qualities important in a partner to achieve equal relationship.Begin to consider how they can negotiate consent within an equal relationship.
13 Support, protection and the law Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 13Tuesday, 28 March 2017Support, protection and the law“Legal or illegal” quiz.Police case fileHow can sexually exploited girls and boys be supported?Useful numbersA new endingEnables C & YP to learn about the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the protection the law provides and professional support available.Account of a successful conviction by a specialist police team in London.A new ending .Young people re-visit “Jada & Rowland” , draw story boards; devise new scenes; use diary; write songs or poems.Discussion abut how things could turn out better for the characters.
14 Plans for Evaluating the Programme Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 14Tuesday, 28 March 2017Plans for Evaluating the ProgrammeLearning from the evaluation “It could be anyone”Schools Sessions:Children & Young People’s knowledge and understanding of risky adults and situations was improved in the short term.Where questionnaires were filled in immediately after the schools session children were significantly more accurate in their response than those who completed them 2-3 weeks later.
15 Residential Units & PRU’s Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 15Tuesday, 28 March 2017Residential Units & PRU’sYoung people’s feedback showed they had enjoyed the session and found them worthwhile.Young People believed their awareness had been raised by the session.Young people’s knowledge was strongest when describing impact of CE & Services.Majority less clear about “routes into exploitation and deliberate targeting by adults through “grooming process”
16 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 16 Tuesday, 28 March 2017ProfessionalsMajority showed marked improvement in knowledge of CSE.Majority of those not able to answer questions at all about CSE before training were able to afterwards.Follow up groups found professionals very positive about the programme.Believed their awareness had been raised and had attempted to put this in practice.
17 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 17 Tuesday, 28 March 2017Plans to evaluate the ProgrammeWill incorporate these challenges:-ProfessionalsProgramme sessions will be spread thinner across wide range than previously.Interviewing PSHE co-ordinators in more depth.Targeting larger numbers of residential social workers.Need to monitor impact of shorter deliveryTo determine impact in schools and how to embed the overall programme.We need more to take part in the evaluation
18 Barnardo’s Core Presentation Slide No. 18 Tuesday, 28 March 2017Children and YP in schools:Pre-testing of sample of children.Children & YP in PRU/Residential settingsMost difficult to engage group in previous evaluations with one PRUFocus with on PRU on piloting more innovation ways of involving children in research,Allow more time & resources to engage children.To find out prior knowledge of SE & compare with after training.Also most vulnerable to CSE.
19 Meeting the recovery needs of Children Barnardo’s Core PresentationSlide No. 19Tuesday, 28 March 2017Meeting the recovery needs of ChildrenIdentified via the Preventative Education ProgrammeExperience from the programme shows greater awareness will lead to children being recognized as Sexually exploited.Safeguarding- Professionals more likely to acknowledge CE when a specialist service is available.Metropolitan Police – committed to network of specialist services.London Council plans to commission. - A much broader and more comprehensive network of specialist services providing therapeutic work to support children recovery from CSE.Both professionals, children and YP were better able to recognise indicators and encourage referral to services.Meeting the needs of Sexually Exploited Children in London.Police are aware that the programme, plus the ECM leads in every borough, will flag up the need for a broader network of specialist therapeutic services across the capital.They have allocated funding to develop a network of services to respond to referrals.London Councils will be commissioning this service to “mirror” the preventative work.