Evaluating a new model of tackling child sexual exploitation across England
This is the final report of the evaluation of the Alexi Project 'Hub and Spoke' model. Sixteen specialist voluntary sector CSE services were funded to expand into 35 new local authority areas over the three years of the evaluation. Using a realist evaluation design, this longitudinal research developed and tested a range of theories about the impact of the model on improving safeguarding for children and young people affected by CSE. The conclusions will support ongoing learning, and contribute to the evidence base on effective service responses to CSE. In particular, the report provides insight into the distinct contribution and value that specialist voluntary sector support services bring to this arena, operating within the complex, multi-agency landscape of services that respond to this issue.
Visit the Publications page to view the Final Report and a summary of Key Messages