CESIUM: Innovation in child safeguarding – An interdisciplinary journey

Child exploitation (CE) is a complex societal problem – there are many moving parts, many points of failure, and many vulnerabilities. Child exploitation includes, but is not limited to, child labour, forced begging, engagement in criminal activities and child prostitution and is often visible in cases of gang membership, “county lines” exploitation, human trafficking and […]

Tackling child exploitation – Join the CESIUM webinar

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We are delighted to announce that Trilateral Research, Lincolnshire Police and The NWG will be holding a free webinar on March 24 and March 25 to demonstrate the development of CESIUM, our cutting-edge partnership tool to tackle child exploitation and offer early intervention opportunities. The CESIUM application will be presented and demonstrated at two identical webinars […]

Unprotected children fighting adults’ wars

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As part of our work in Human Security and Human Rights we study and unpack issues such as Human Trafficking. In this guest blog, Laura Bakx provides a valuable insight on gaps within the international legal framework prohibiting the use of child soldiers and its impact on the protection of children. Despite the plethora of […]

Enhancing analytical capability to support safeguarding professionals in tackling child exploitation – interview with Jon Betts, CESIUM application project manager

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Jon Betts is the lead for public sector at Trilateral Research and has been developing the CESIUM application within Trilateral’s STRIAD cloud platform from concept stage through to production and delivery phases as the Project Manager. In this interview, we discuss the challenges that CESIUM solution will tackle and its impact as a game-changer in […]

Webinar: The role of ethical AI in safeguarding children – A CESIUM case study

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What does your role involve in Lincolnshire Police? I am a Detective Inspector, managing areas of ‘vulnerability’.  I am the Police safeguarding hub manager, responsible for managing Public Protection Notification (PPN) referrals to partner agencies. I oversee child exploitation, child abuse and adult vulnerability, and I am the tactical lead for ‘missing persons’, and the […]

Combating child exploitation with ethically designed technology

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Government services throughout the UK gather more data than the various agencies can process, leaving them wondering who might be slipping through the cracks from the lack of ability to analyse it. When safeguarding children disconnects in the data kept by various agencies can mean lost opportunity to identify victims, to mitigate risks earlier, to […]

Developing a sustainable model to enhance policing’s ability to safeguard children – interview with Chris Todd from West Midlands Police and National Policing lead for Data Analytics

In this interview, Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Todd from West Midlands Police and National Policing lead for Data Analytics shares unique insights on how new technologies can make policing more effective and efficient in delivering public good. Here, he also provides his feedback on CESIUM project’s endeavour in enhancing policing’s ability to prevent and combat […]

Leading the way in protecting the most vulnerable – interview with Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam from Lincolnshire Police

Jon McAdam is Temporary Chief Superintendent at Lincolnshire Police currently working as Area Commander for the West area of the County overseeing serious crime investigations, response policing and neighbourhood policing. Prior to taking up this role, he was working as the Head of the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit, with responsibility for ensuring a robust force […]

Bringing better justice to child soldiers

Trilateral Research is collaborating with the Universidad de La Sabana in the PATCH (Patterns of Child Recruitment in Colombia) project. The project aims to identify patterns and dynamics of recruitment of children in Colombia from a social-tech angle. Trilateral will develop machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools in order to discover patterns of […]