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A CELCIS Emerging Insights Series Webinar:

Hidden in Plain Sight: Solutions to Protecting Teenagers from Exploitation and Harm

In this webinar we heard from Anne Longfield CBE, Chair of the Commission on Young Lives, which reported in England last November with a national action plan and recommendations to support vulnerable teenagers to succeed and to protect them from adversity, exploitation and harm. The webinar looked at what the Commission's findings mean for child protection now by putting a spotlight on:

  • What we know about the exploitation of teenagers in the UK today
  • The findings from the work of the Commission on Young Lives
  • The possible solutions to protecting young people from such harm which is hidden in plain sight

Wellbeing Support  

Given the focus of this webinar, what is shared and discussed may be upsetting, so please take time out if you need to during the webinar and afterwards.  

Trauma can affect us all. Please take the opportunity to turn your camera off at any time during the webinar or step away. If you need to speak to someone about how you are feeling, connect with someone you feel comfortable talking to or you can speak to people in confidence at Samaritans by calling 116 123 or Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87.    

If you are a survivor of abuse, further information and support can be found here. 

If you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of harm, there are steps you can take to share this information. Guidance can be found at the following link: CELCIS Knowledge Bank | Worried About a Child or Young Person. 


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Reports from The Commission on Young Lives

Thematic Reports

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