Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620607
Title:
Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation.
Authors:
Buck, Gillian; Lawrence, Angela; Ragonese, Ester
Abstract:
Peer-led approaches hold unique and innovative potential as a response to child sexual exploitation (CSE), yet little is known about such approaches in this field. This study aims to increase understanding by listening to young people using one such service. Qualitative methods were adopted in an attempt to understand how young people make sense of peer mentoring, data were collected through self-completion booklets, interviews and a focus group, and analysed using thematic analysis and Gilligan’s listening guide (see Kiegelmann, 2009). Given the small and local sample, the findings presented are not representative; rather they provide a snapshot, which enables us to consider the approach with this client group and the broader implications for peer-led practices. Peer mentoring emerges here as a method which may have emotional, practical and inter-personal benefits for young people facing multiple vulnerabilities. It also, importantly, reaches young women from hidden populations, who are often missing from, or missed by, support services. The article concludes by reflecting on the dilemmas associated with peer-led work and by outlining suggestions made by young people themselves, in the hope that inherent strengths in the approach can be recognised and embedded.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Liverpool John Moores University
Citation:
Buck, G., Lawrence, A., & Ragonese, E. (2017). Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(6), 1745-1763. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
The British Journal of Social Work
Publication Date:
2-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620607
DOI:
10.1093/bjsw/bcx089
Additional Links:
https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089/4102847/Exploring-Peer-Mentoring-as-a-Form-of-Innovative
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Buck, G., Lawrence, A., & Ragonese, E. (2017). Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(6), 1745-1763. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089/4102847/Exploring-Peer-Mentoring-as-a-Form-of-Innovative
EISSN:
1468-263X
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorBuck, Gillianen
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorRagonese, Esteren
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T09:06:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-06T09:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-02-
dc.identifier.citationBuck, G., Lawrence, A., & Ragonese, E. (2017). Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(6), 1745-1763. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcx089-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620607-
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Buck, G., Lawrence, A., & Ragonese, E. (2017). Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(6), 1745-1763. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089/4102847/Exploring-Peer-Mentoring-as-a-Form-of-Innovativeen
dc.description.abstractPeer-led approaches hold unique and innovative potential as a response to child sexual exploitation (CSE), yet little is known about such approaches in this field. This study aims to increase understanding by listening to young people using one such service. Qualitative methods were adopted in an attempt to understand how young people make sense of peer mentoring, data were collected through self-completion booklets, interviews and a focus group, and analysed using thematic analysis and Gilligan’s listening guide (see Kiegelmann, 2009). Given the small and local sample, the findings presented are not representative; rather they provide a snapshot, which enables us to consider the approach with this client group and the broader implications for peer-led practices. Peer mentoring emerges here as a method which may have emotional, practical and inter-personal benefits for young people facing multiple vulnerabilities. It also, importantly, reaches young women from hidden populations, who are often missing from, or missed by, support services. The article concludes by reflecting on the dilemmas associated with peer-led work and by outlining suggestions made by young people themselves, in the hope that inherent strengths in the approach can be recognised and embedded.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcx089/4102847/Exploring-Peer-Mentoring-as-a-Form-of-Innovativeen
dc.subjectChildren and adolescentsen
dc.subjectChild safeguardingen
dc.subjectEmpowermenten
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectService usersen
dc.titleExploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1468-263X-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Liverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Social Worken
dc.date.accepted2017-07-17-
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