Understanding the impact of child sexual exploitation (CSE) on a victim-survivor’s ability to enjoy a safe, secure and happy future is critical in helping to shape our response to the crime. Supporting a collaborative approach to the detection, reporting, prosecution and prevention of CSE is central to our organisational mission in protecting children from harm.
We are looking to commission an Australian research piece into the economic costs and impacts of child sexual exploitation (CSE), particularly facilitated online. The project will be multi-phased, with opportunities to refine and refresh the findings periodically so that the findings do not become static and outdated. For Phase One, the output will be an initial overview report outlining the different cost categories and preliminary estimates of the financial and non-financial (monetised) impacts of CSE, particularly facilitated online.
Research Brief – Phase One
For Phase One (focus of this current invitation for applications), the output will be an initial overview report outlining the different cost categories and preliminary estimates of the financial and non-financial (monetised) impacts of CSE, particularly facilitated online.
The initial report will serve as a ‘conversation starter,’ where ICMEC Australia welcomes interested parties to provide feedback and suggestions and inform the next tranche of research. The findings will also be used to speak to government and industry about CSE, particularly facilitated online, as an issue within Australia, and will build awareness on the requirement for funding and consideration within public health models.
How to apply?
To apply for Phase One of this research project, please download the Application Review Guidelines, including satisfying the Eligibility Threshold and addressing the Review Criteria in your application within the maximum page limits provided.
Then, please email Dannielle Kelly, Head of Capacity and Prevention at email@example.com with the subject line “Research Application – <full name>” (inserting your full name where shown) and attach your application documents by 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 27th September 2023.
Should you have any questions, please contact Dannielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be in touch once the applications are assessed, including finalising the details on the funding and contractual terms with the selected partner organisation and/or researcher(s).
Phase One of this research project should ideally commence in October 2023 and be completed within a six-month period.