An Evaluation of Preventative Education and the Statutory Curriculum to inform the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation.

Date published: 18 November 2014

Type: Surveys / Evaluations
Organisational phase: Post-primary

In September 2013 the Minister for Health and Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) announced the commissioning of an independent expert-led inquiry into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Northern Ireland. 


A chair to lead the Inquiry was appointed in November 2013 and in November 2014 the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland were published.

During the inquiry, it was agreed that a child/young person friendly summary would be produced. Include Youth brought together a group of young people who have made a short animation on the inquiry’s key messages and contact details for help and support on CSE. Watch the Animated Summary of RQIA's Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Northern Ireland (Updated 16 June 2015).

The Minister for Education agreed that the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) would join the Inquiry to assist in relation to evaluating the role of schools and the effectiveness of the statutory curriculum with respect to CSE. This Report sets out the findings from the education work stream, provides an evaluation and makes recommendations for both schools and policy makers. 

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