Research and analysis

Sexual exploitation of children: Ofsted thematic report

Thematic Ofsted inspection to evaluate effectiveness of local authorities’ current response to child sexual exploitation.

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The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn't happen here, could it?

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The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn't happen here, could it?

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Appendix A: Ofsted thematic inspection – child sexual exploitation

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Appendix A: Ofsted thematic inspection – child sexual exploitation

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Appendix A: further guidance

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Appendix A: further guidance

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Guidance to HMI

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Guidance to HMI

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Letter to directors of children's services

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Letter to directors of children's services

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Child sexual exploitation thematic inspection: suggested questions for inspectors

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Child sexual exploitation thematic inspection: suggested questions for inspectors

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Details

This thematic Ofsted inspection, titled ‘The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn’t happen here, could it?’ was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of local authorities’ current response to child sexual exploitation.

The report draws on evidence from:

  • inspection and case examination in 8 local authorities

  • the views of children and young people, parents, carers, practitioners and managers

  • themes from the aligned inspections of 36 children’s homes

  • the collation of findings from the 33 published inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, * children looked after and care leavers

  • reviews of local safeguarding children boards

Supporting the thematic reports are the guidance documents that were used by the inspectors in carrying out the inspection fieldwork, including the notification letter to the local authorities that were involved.