Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: multi-agency working

SCIE Social Care Online
Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
Publication date:
01 January 2017


This briefing paper is for child sexual exploitation coordinators and lead professionals from any agency, and for those planning multi-agency approaches. It brings together key messages from research on child sexual exploitation and highlights their implications for multi-agency working. It identifies: sharing expertise; establishing shared expectations and approaches; facilitating information sharing to safeguard young people; sharing resources; and sharing intelligence to disrupt perpetrators as some of the advantages of close multi-agency working, when accompanied by a commitment to shared outcomes.