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Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation

These short ‘Key Messages from Research’ briefings bring together current research on child sexual exploitation with implications for practice and strategic commissioning. Each pair of ‘Key Messages’ briefings is tailored for a specific professional group – one for frontline practitioners and one for commissioners. The aim is to increase professionals’ confidence to take appropriate action based on the best current research evidence, working with other agencies across England and Wales. Each briefing looks at understanding what child sexual exploitation is and at best practice in supporting young people, disrupting and prosecuting offenders, and preventing CSE. Future ‘Key Messages’ papers will focus on health and education services, and multi-agency working.