Driving improvement in tackling child sexual exploitation - case studies

In her monthly social care commentary in January 2017, Ofsted's National Director, Social Care, Eleanor Schooling highlighted several local authority case studies, which are compiled here for reference.


In September 2016, Ofsted published a themed report on the findings of the five joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) that focused on child sexual exploitation. The report identified many areas of effective practice across agencies, including:

  • the importance of mapping child sexual exploitation in each local area
  • raising awareness of it
  • the various elements of direct work with children to reduce risk and respond to child sexual exploitation
  • the indisputable value of the commitment of local leaders to tackling the issues in their local areas

In her monthly social care commentary in January 2017, Ofsted's National Director, Social Care, Eleanor Schooling highlighted several local authority case studies, which are compiled in this document for reference.