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'Stopping it before it starts': spoke work in London

Posted: Mon Oct, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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Talking shop with Serrina Lobban, a Barnardo's spoke worker delivering early intervention work with a focus on faith and culture.

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‘Can I sit here?’ The co-location of CSE spoke workers in children’s social care

Posted: Mon Jul, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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Blanca Gonzalez-Tarrio is the CSE spoke worker in the Link to Change service in Cambridgeshire. In this post, we discuss the pros and cons of co-location for CSE workers.

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Know any comic artists?

Posted: Tue Jul, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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We are looking for a comic artist to illustrate messages from young people that have  emerged from a series of research projects undertaken by staff in the International Centre.

The deadline is Friday 21st July at 5 pm.

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'Everybody deserves a voice’ Closing the gap between policy and practice for children affected by CSE

Posted: Mon Jul, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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Lucie Shuker, Zoe Cox and Kirsche Walker reflect on a recent event hosted by the Alexi Project participation strand about children's participation and CSE.

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Stronger together? Group work with young people in child sexual exploitation services

Posted: Sun Jun, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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Isabelle Brodie leads work on the participation strand of the Alexi project. In this blog post she reflects on conversations with project workers about the value and place of group work with young people in child sexual exploitation services.

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Setting CSE in the context of trauma: reflections from a therapeutic CSE service.

Posted: Thu Apr, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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Dina Holder is the Child and Young Person's Service Manager at CLEAR in Cornwall. In this post she reflects on integrating a therapeutic approach into work on CSE.

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A Fragmented System? The programme of our one-day conference on participation, policy and CSE

Posted: Wed Apr, 2017

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On April 26th the Alexi Project hosted a one-day conference exploring the gap between policy and practice when it comes to children’s participation and CSE. View the programme here ahead of the full event report.

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Alexi Project at the NWG Conference

Posted: Mon Apr, 2017

Author: Lucie Shuker

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A report from the Alexi Project team's presentations at the NWG conference in March

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Link to Change 4th Annual Conference “I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor”

Posted: Thu Dec, 2016

Author: Lucie Shuker

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Link to Change is one of the Alexi Project Hub and Spoke Projects. 

Join them at their 4th Annual Conference on 3rd March 2017 entitled "I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor”

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Realist Evaluation 2: Nothing so practical as a good theory

Posted: Tue Nov, 2016

Author: Lucie Shuker

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In the second of our five posts on realist evaluation we look at the role of theory in understanding, testing and refining the ideas that underpin the hub and spoke model of extending CSE services.

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Realist Evaluation 1: It's all about the questions you're asking

Posted: Wed Oct, 2016

Author: Lucie Shuker

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The Alexi Project evaluation of the Hub and Spoke model is taking a realist approach - but what does that mean? In the first of a mini-series we explore the kinds of questions that realist evaluators ask and the implications for the project as a whole.

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Emerging models of Hub and Spoke services

Posted: Tue Sep, 2016

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Lucie Shuker presents some of the key learning about Hub and Spoke models in use within the Alexi Project so far. 

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What does Theresa May's reshuffle mean for voluntary sector CSE services?

Posted: Tue Aug, 2016

Author: Lucie Shuker

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2016 has been quite a year so far and we're only two thirds through it. Lucie Shuker, policy lead for the evaluation team, reflects on how recent changes in Westminster might affect CSE services and the work of the Alexi Project . 

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CSE training for taxi drivers in South Yorkshire: empathy and elephants in the room

Posted: Wed Jun, 2016

Author: Lucie Shuker

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In this post Lucie interviews Kerry Tate, Team Leader of the Hub and Spoke service within Sheffield Futures, about delivering CSE training to taxi drivers across South Yorkshire.

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Welcome!

Posted: Mon Feb, 2016

Author: Lucie Shuker

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We will be blogging about the activities and outputs of the Alexi Project over the next 18 months, so do subscribe if you want hear the latest news.

You can expect a mixture of content on our findings to date, methodological approaches, fieldwork activities and implications of the project for policy and practice. 

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