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The purpose of this study is to understand how services support and protect Black children affected by extra-familial harm (harm outside of the home). This includes hearing directly from Black children to understand what facilitates and hinders disclosing abuse to professionals, communities and services. This includes an exploration to understand professionals' perceptions of Black children and if and to what extent they influence safeguarding responses. The narratives of Black children will centre this research study to capture their experiences with an aim to strengthen safeguarding practice.
I am the director and co-founder of Listen Up - a company established to amplify lesser heard voices in child safeguarding practice, policy and research. I am also a visiting research fellow on the contextual safeguarding programme at the University of Bedfordshire and I chair the EDI Special Interest Group on behalf of the Association for Child Protection Professionals . As an independent chair for child safeguarding practice reviews I have a specific interest in safeguarding responses to Black children and families.
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,