Nick Marsh, is a PhD, looking at adolescent development from a systems perspective, Along with Jahnine Davis, he is also joint director of Listen Up Research, a community interest company, set up to elevate the voices and experiences of marginalised young people in practice.
The CSA Centre is funded by the Home Office, hosted by Barnardo’s and works with academic institutions, local authorities, health, education, police and the voluntary sector. Its aim is to reduce the impact of CSA through improved prevention and better response.
The CSA Centre collates and analyses existing research, policy, practice and the real experiences of those affected. It then works to fill the gaps identified with new research, insights and analysis, and use this evidence and insight to develop new approaches and apply learning in practice.
Nick has extensive experience both as front line social worker and as a service manager in various multi-agency, child-safeguarding settings. Nick’s previous roles have included working as the Safeguard Lead for Greater Manchester Police’s award-winning multi-agency response to organised crime and modern slavery, Programme Challenger. More recently Nick was the development lead for a research based and co-designed child sexual exploitation (CSE) service, piloted in two Greater Manchester authorities. This service and is now being rolled out across the region as part of Greater Manchester’s response to complex safeguarding.