Child exploitation and risk assessments


Child exploitation and risk assessments


Starting 26 May 2021 16:00 through to 26 May 2021 17:15

Child exploitation and risk assessments: Working to Increase Safety in Exploitation (WISE) ​​​​​


Jahnine Davis and Nick Marsh

Directors │ Listen Up



WISE is a national pilot with the principal focus on developing alternative approaches to understanding issues of safety when working with young people at risk of, or experiencing, child exploitation.

Listen Up is leading the co-ordination and research of this project which is a working partnership between Greater Manchester Complex Safeguarding Hub and wider-safeguarding partners. The initial evaluation of WISE is being supported by the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and findings are due to be published late spring 2021.

This free seminar will focus on the findings of the WISE project and will explore the origins of child exploitation risk assessments and messages from research relating to child exploitation risk assessments. Jahnine and Nick will also discuss the use and limitations of such tools and how they can include some young people and exclude others. Finally they will share the early findings and lessons from WISE - including moving away from risk assessments and tools and moving towards a focus on safety and stability.

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