Today, the ‘Keeping Safe’ project findings, led by Dr Sophie Hallett, were released.

The project analysed of the outcomes of work with sexually exploited
young people in Wales. 205 children and teenager case files, aged 9 to 18, were analysed and tracked over 10 a year period.

The findings revealed one in three children had been sexually abused at some point in their lives – a much higher proportion than expected.

It also found:

  • 70% suffered emotional abuse in the past
  • 58% had experienced violence
  • Half had been neglected by parents before going into care

You can view further information on the findings by reading the full ‘Keeping Safe’ report.