Some of our current projects

Home Office CSA Transformation Fund

Listen Up has been commissioned by Safer London to act as the research partner as part of the Home Office Child Sexual Abuse Transformation Fund. Listen Up will be working in partnership with Safer London over the next two years evaluating their Child Sexual Abuse services across three areas in London.

Working to Increase Safety in Exploitation (WISE)

Listen Up is the leading the co-ordination and research of the WISE project. WISE is a working partnership between Greater Manchester Complex Safeguarding Hub and wider-safeguarding partners. The principal focus of WISE is to develop an alternative approach to understanding issues of safety and risk when working with young people in need of a complex safeguarding response. The evaluation is being supported by the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care. The initial evaluation is to be published Spring 2021.

The Impact of Adultification in Child Exploitation

Listen Up is undertaking a review of published child safeguarding practice reviews and serious case reviews where child exploitation is a principal concern. This research will explore if and to what extent adultification bias features in the framing of children and the support they received. The expected publication date is late Summer 2021.