cover of Unprotected, overprotected

One of four nation-specific briefings, this paper presents a summary of the key findings from the study. These clearly demonstrate the need for policy and practice change in England, as set out in the recommendations from the research that are detailed in this briefing.

Month of publication 
September
Year of publication 
2015
Number of pages 
8
Author 
Anita Franklin, Phil Raws and Emilie Smeaton
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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Unprotected, overprotected: Meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation

The report, which was commissioned by Comic Relief, and undertaken by Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society, British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), Paradigm Research and Coventry University, calls on governments in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to ensure that accessible and relevant sex and relationship education is made available to children and young people with learning disabilities.

Date published 
September 2015
Number of pages 
75
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Practice guide: Supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation

The practice guide is to help professionals meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation. It accompanies the report ‘Unprotected, overprotected’ and provides practical, evidence based recommendations to support service delivery.

The guide includes suggestions for reflection and action around areas such as understanding a young person’s vulnerability to child sexual exploitation, determining a young person’s ability to consent and approaches to interventions and long term support.

The guide will be of use to professionals who commission and manage services as well as those working directly with children and young people.

Date published 
September 2015
Number of pages 
36