Exploratory study of the scale and nature of sexual exploitation of adults and young people in Thurrock
Victims, and potential victims, of adult sexual exploitation will be better protected thanks to a ground breaking study carried out by Thurrock Safeguarding Adults Board (TSAB) and The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University (LMU).
Sheila Coates MBE, Director SERICC (South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre) said: “As a specialist Thurrock based sexual violence and abuse service we welcome the CWASU study and look forward to the development of a proactive whole systems approach, to aid the understanding, identification and responses to victims-survivors and their families. The comprehensive information within the report will be invaluable to all partner agencies when developing services to improve the lives of victims-survivors.”
Neil Woodbridge, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions “As a Social Enterprise who work with vulnerable women we were happy to partner with others and allow the voice of the people we support and their stories to be heard. As part of this research I was privileged to chair some of the initial meetings, but I am extremely grateful for the coordination and insight that Levi Sinden brought to it. Sadly, the research clearly evidenced that there is a particular cohort of people in Thurrock who are vulnerable to exploitation and for us, it is the work going forward to not only protect them but also give them the resilience they need which we look forward to”.
If you are experiencing or have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse, please contact Synergy Essex for support or visit their website – https://synergyessex.org.uk/