A critical analysis of the complexities of child sexual exploitation

Dinning, Laura (2015) A critical analysis of the complexities of child sexual exploitation. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation examined serious case reviews of case of child sexual exploitation to identify current themes within the topic area. The themes of ‘understanding child sexual exploitation’, ‘consent and practitioners understanding and interpretation’ and ‘the application of child protection legislation to adolescents’ were identified and explored to understand the complexities of child sexual exploitation and the challenges facing social workers in practice. It was found that the themes could be linked together with the consideration to the social construct of childhood, which
    provided a theoretical model to consider the complexities identified in more depth. Recommendations for further research outlined the need to consider if practice and
    practitioners understanding of the issue surrounding CSE has moved in line with the publication of the serious case reviews, as well as, giving further consideration to
    the social construction of childhood and the relationship with how young people are supported and safeguarded from CSE.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 12:24
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 12:24
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18296

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