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experts answer questions about cse

 

Click through the images to see responses to frequently asked questions about child sexual exploitation; what to do, how to respond, where to go, and what help is available ...

Sheila Taylor MBE

 
Sheila is Chief Executive of the NWG Network; ‘a charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 13 000 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the UK.’
 
The network ‘covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, advice and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice.’ [Source: NWG Website]
 
Sheila has 13 years of understanding and tackling issues around child sexual exploitation and trafficking within the UK.  She previously managed projects with sexually exploited young people and young runaways.
 
In 2010 Sheila was made a member of the British Empire (MBE) for her work with sexually exploited children. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary Masters Degree at Derby University.
 

Katharine Sacks-Jones

 

Katharine is the Director of Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk; ‘an alliance of organisations and individuals who have come together to campaign for change for women and girls at risk.’
 
Agenda believes that ‘society is failing to adequately protect and support women and girls who face the most extensive violence, abuse, trauma and inequality,’ and calls for 'systems and services to be redesigned with women and girls at their heart so that they can access the support they need to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.’ [Source: Agenda website].
 
Before becoming Director of Agenda, Katharine was Head of Policy and Campaigns at Crisis where she built and led a new team which delivered change for homeless people. She has previously worked in public affairs and parliament.
 
Katharine regularly speaks at conferences and in parliament. She has written for the Guardian, Independent and New Statesman, and is a trustee of Bail for Immigration Detainees and the TDS Charitable Foundation.
 
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