University of Bedfordshire
Barnardo's has commissioned the University of Bedfordshire to undertake an evaluation of 'Nightwatch: CSE In Plain Sight' - a new 12-month pilot programme working in 12 Local Authority areas across England, funded by the Department for Education.
The core aim of the pilot is to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) amongst those who work in the 'Night Time Economy' (NTE) and safeguard young people at risk. The project runs from April 2015 to April 2016.
The core aim of the pilot is to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) amongst those who work in the 'Night Time Economy' (NTE) and safeguard young people at risk.
NTE workers includes a range of industries from security, fast food outlets, taxi drivers, A&E and health, hotels and B&Bs, and other establishments where they may come into contact with young people at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation.
Each area has selected a number of specific NTE industries for awareness raising and campaigns. For example, universities, bars/ night clubs and taxi drivers.
University of Bedfordshire will look to ascertain the effectiveness of the CSE awareness raising activities in each LA by considering NTE workers ability, confidence and awareness in identifying and reporting CSE.