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Not just a thought

A psychosocial engagement model aiming to enhance and expand the existing practices in the area of child sexual exploitation.

notjustathoughtThe team used a collaborative and user centred approach with an inspirational group of 75 children and young people, the NHS, Social Care, Education, Police and the Charitable Sector  to  develop  a  bank of digital resources. The model is intended to supports practitioners; children and young people to work together, to share their thoughts that will help reduce child abuse.

The summary from young people sums up the objectives of the project:

“We intend to provide advice and support for all young people who desire, or are in need of it. Together we have created a website, variety of short films and augmented reality, to highlight these issues. We strongly feel that this project will be extremely beneficial and successful. Moreover, whether any of these issues relate to you or not, we want you to know overcoming these obstacles is ‘NOT just a thought’…”

Funders: NHS England NorthNHS England

Project Value: £102,000

Project Time: eg June 2016 - March 2017

Project Team Prof Andrew Rowland, Ms Donna Peach, Prof Tony Long (Principal Investigator); Ms Clare Neylon, Dr Cristina Vasilica, Dr Ian Drumm (Co-Investigators)