Assessing the changing nature of the commercial sexual exploitation of the girl child in the Irish context
Research aims and objectives
This research aims to deliver a literature review and scoping report on the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of the girl child (girls under 18) in Ireland. Drawing on practice-based evidence and interviews with expert informants, including frontline service providers, this scoping exercise will assess what is known and unknown about this issue in the Irish context, whether any specific trends and patterns of commercial sexual exploitation of girls exist, and what data is available for further analysis. It is intended that this initial scoping will provide insights and recommendations for further, more detailed research in this area.