Please find below a statement from the CSA Centre regarding funding:

“We are excited to say that we are now accepting applications for our Evaluation Fund (5k-25k).

The fund is open to organisations (England and Wales) who are providing programmes in educational settings or working with, and providing direct services to children and young people who are at risk of, or are experiencing CSE or CSA.

We have a particular interest in evaluation work with children and young people in or leaving care and/or children and young people with learning difficulties, as the evidence shows that they are at increased risk.

Front-line services tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation can often lack the time and resources to investigate the effectiveness of their work.  The fund aims to assist services to put in place the fundamental building blocks that lay the basis for evaluation.

These grants will help services to better measure the results of their work. Improving understanding of what is effective is essential to improving responses to children.”

More information on funding can be found by clicking here.