Community Care: How social workers can protect children with learning disabilities from sexual exploitation

Emilie Smeaton, one of the authors of a report published today on the sexual exploitation of children with learning disabilities, gives key tips to social workers.

Unprotected, overprotected’ is UK-wide research addressing the sexual exploitation of children and young people with learning disabilities. This has provided the following evidence-based key lessons for social workers to take forward into their practice:

Children with learning disabilities have similar vulnerabilities to sexual exploitation as other children and young people


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