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Social work seminar: Child sexual exploitation - what we know from research

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Lawley lecture theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Jenny Pearce, University of Bedfordshire

Social work seminar: Child sexual exploitation - what we know from research

Jenny Pearce will talk about findings from her research into child sexual exploitation. Drawing on findings from recent reviews into how and why children are sexually exploited, she proposes a new model for understanding the pressures on children and young people to consent to their own abuse. She hopes to extend discussion about the scope for child centred practice in work preventing sexual exploitation.

Jenny Pearce is professor of young people and public policy at the University of Bedfordshire, and director of the International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking.

She is also a member of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which has been established by the Home Secretary. Her research interests focus on accessing young people's accounts of their experiences of child sexual exploitation, with an exploration of questions of risk and resilience, gender and sexual identity, domestic and interpersonal violence and the social construction of 'adolescence', 'agency and victimhood' and 'self determination'.

In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for her work on safeguarding vulnerable children, and her most recent book (Coleman, J, Hagel, A and Pearce, J (eds) Adolescence, Risk and Resilience. Chichester: John Wiley) was published earlier this year.

Please be aware that places at this event are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to register your attendance.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Nikita Monteiro
Email: n.monteiro@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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