Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447333609 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447333586 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Making Sense of Child Sexual Exploitation

Exchange, Abuse and Young People

Sophie Hallett

Making Sense of Child Sexual Exploitation

Sophie Hallett

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2017
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447333609 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447333586 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Recent scandals throughout the United Kingdom have lifted the problem of child sexual exploitation to near the top of the social policy agenda. But amid the furor, some key questions have been ignored. What makes child sexual exploitation different from other forms of child abuse? What do we know about why it happens? And what approaches are most effective for stopping it? In this book, Sophie Hallett argues that we need to use the exchange model—an approach lost in the current focus on "grooming"—to answer these questions. The book draws heavily on the voices of children and young people who have experienced sexual exploitation and the social work practitioners who have worked with them, to challenge mainstream discourse around child sexual exploitation, arguing that it is much more widespread than thought and that we must reorient our thinking about it if we want to succeed in preventing it.
Review Quotes
Jenny Pearce, OBE, director of the International Centre Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking, University of Bedfordshire
"This is a 'go-to' book for those concerned with child sexual exploitation, raising critical questions about definition and appropriate responses."
Harry Ferguson, University of Nottingham
"This excellent book provides vital new insights into the nature of child sexual exploitation, its impact, how to prevent it and promote recovery. It is essential reading for all concerned about this major problem."
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