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Black children have been victim to some of the most high profile child abuse cases in English child protection history yet, there is a paucity of research which offers explicit attention to their safeguarding needs. Therefore my thesis will explore how Black British Caribbean children navigate experiences of abuse, where they go to for support, who they tell and how they communicate their experiences of harm. The study will also explore how services and practitioners effectively support Black children and their families.
I am the Co-founder and Co-Director of Listen Up Research Community Interest Company, which aims to amplify the experiences of traditionally lesser heard children, young people and families in child protection ; policy, practice and research. As a practitioner I have worked within children's services for two decades, from frontline to national strategic capacity. I also a research fellow on the Contextual Safeguarding programme at the International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire. I am the Safeguarding Trustee for St Giles and Imkaan.
Previous role includes:
Davis, Jahnine and Marsh, Nicholas (2020) Boys to men: the cost of ‘adultification' in safeguarding responses to Black boys. Critical & Radical Social Work, 8(2), pp.255-259. ISSN (print) 2049-8608
Davis, Jahnine and Marsh, Nicholas (2020) Intersectionality: race, gender and other aspects of identity in social work with young people. Community Care,
Davis, Jahnine (2020) The Problems With Researching Sexual Abuse In Black Communities. Black Ballad,
Davis, Jahnine (2019)'Where are the Black girls in our CSA services, studies and statistics?'. Community Care,