Living on a railway line. Turning the tide of child abuse & exploitation in the UK & overseas

Author: Andrew Rowland
Living on a railway line. Turning the tide of child abuse & exploitation in the UK & overseas

Professor Andrew Rowland's report makes key recommendations to improve the safeguarding of vulnerable children in the United Kingdom and beyond. In light of events in Northern England that have been widely reported in the media, including the child sexual exploitation cases in Rochdale and Rotherham, this report is crucial to professionals working with children and families as well as to policy and law makers at a national level in the UK. It includes 10 key recommendations for the UK, together with 25 associated and enabling recommendations and 7 international recommendations. All of the recommendations are designed to build strong and healthy communities with children at their hearts.

Below is a link to download Professor Rowland's Executive Summary (pdf.763KB), or read his full 338 page report (pdf.4MB). 

Please note, his full length report is not intended to be read cover-to-cover in one go as a book. Instead, the report is grouped into different themes covering key areas of child protection work and is presented in chapters so professionals and community members interested in exploring different aspects of this challenging work can see the evidence base behind the conclusions and recommendations and can appreciate the international contribution to their creation.