Emilie is research director of Paradigm Research and has extensive experience of carrying out research, evaluation and consultancy addressing marginalised and vulnerable children and young people and their families. She is author of numerous publications relating to their lives and experiences including, running away, living on the streets, sexual exploitation, parental substance misuse, domestic violence, mental health, living in care, involvement in substance misuse and the criminal justice system.
Emilie works with national and international charities, government, the police, local authorities and academic institutions.
She has previously worked with Railway Children, The Childrenâs Society and University of York. She has also worked as a practitioner in both the UK and India in services addressing the needs of street children, homeless young people and sex workers.
Emilie is a trustee of the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People (NWG).
Author: Emilie Smeaton