Data collection and analysis: CSE

We wanted to get a sense of what Local Children’s Safeguarding Boards (LSCBs) are using to measure prevalence of CSE, the amount of service activity in this area, quality of services and outcomes for children. To do this we picked ten LSCBs at random and looked at their 2015/16 annual reports and their CSE strategies. We actually picked 16 LSCBs to start with, but four don’t appear to have published their 15/16 reports, one only had the Executive Summary available and the other LSCB had a link to its report but the file was corrupt. Our ten chanced to skew towards cities and metropolitan boroughs where CSE may have become a focus earlier than in some more rural areas. Continue reading “Data collection and analysis: CSE”

Children missing education: Families’ experiences

Lankelly Chase & NCB (2017)
Published by the National Children’s Bureau

The main focus of this report is on qualitative interviews with families whose children are not in education, but it also discusses some issues which will be of interest to strategy and policy colleagues. The report authors look at the various estimates of the number of children missing education, from 10,000 to 100,000. There is a discussion of the definition Continue reading “Children missing education: Families’ experiences”