Harmful Sexual Behaviour Research
Children’s Services are taking part in a national research project about the impact and response of the partnership to cases of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people. The research is part of the Local Authorities Research Consortium programme, which annually has a focus on particular areas of practice.
LARC, the Local Authorities Research Consortium, was founded to support local authorities to develop integrated working through sector-led collaborative research projects. The consortium oversees and supports authorities’ research which explores integrated working and outcomes for children, young people and families. LARC adopts an innovative and creative approach to help authorities develop capacity to conduct and engage in research.
LARC 7 sees the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice working with six local authorities including Wirral to undertake research so that their local area can be better equipped to address children and young people’s harmful sexual behaviours.
Existing academic literature regarding harmful sexual behaviour does not offer a great deal regarding the enabling condition for such interventions. Although issues and challenges regarding workforce capabilities and knowledge around the subject are captured in the research, little is known about what helps to build workforce capacity and confidence in this area.
The research sees the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice working with six local authorities to undertake research so that their local area can be better equipped to build workforce capacity and confidence in this area.
Therefore, as part of our local evidence gathering we are asking managers and practitioners across Wirral children’s workforce to complete an online survey regarding this issue. The survey should take should take between 15-20 minutes to complete and can be found via the link below.
The deadline for the survey returns is 31st December 2016.