Biography

Dr Jane Dodsworth is a Lecturer in Social Work at the UEA.  She worked previously as the Inter-Agency Development Officer for Norfolk ACPC and is a former Social Worker with experience in generic and children and family teams and the residential field.  She teaches on the BA and MA in Social Work Programmes and is the current Director of the BA Programme.  Her doctoral research was on the pathways of women involved in sex work. Her current research interests are in child sexual exploitation, risk and protective factors and issues of agency for those involved in sexual exploitation and sex work, particularly those who have experience of going missing from home or the care system, and sex workers as mothers.

 

All Publications

Sidebotham, P., Brandon, M., Bailey, S., Belderson, P., Dodsworth, J., Garstang, J., Harrison, E., Retzer, A., Sorensen, P.

(2016)

Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011 to 2014: Final report,

Department for Education

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J., Sorensen, P., Larsson, B.

(2015)

A study of the support needs of sex workers across Norfolk, UK,

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J.

(2015)

Pathways into Sexual Exploitation and Sex Work.: The experience of victimhood and agency,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 978-1-137-43175-2

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J.

(2014)

Routes into sexual exploitation: personal perspectives about going missing, agency and victimhood,

University of East Anglia

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J., Larsson, B.

(2014)

An examination of the perspectives and experiences of police officers working with children and young people at risk of, or involved in, child sexual exploitation,

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Biggart, L., Ward, E., Scaife, V., Dodsworth, J., Haynes, A., Larsson, B.

(2014)

Looked after children and offending: Reducing risk and promoting resilience,

BAAF

ISBN 9781910039045

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J.

(2014)

Sex Worker and Mother: managing dual and threatened identities,

in Child and Family Social Work

19

(1)

pp. 99-108

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J.

(2014)

Sexual Exploitation, Selling and Swapping Sex: Victimhood and Agency,

in Child Abuse Review

23

(3)

pp. 185–199

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Ward, E., Biggart, L., Scaife, V., Dodsworth, J., Larsson, B., Haynes, A., Stone, N.

(2012)

Looked after children and offending: Reducing risk and promoting resilience,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J.

(2011)

Pathways through sex work: Childhood Experiences and Adult Identities,

in The British Journal of Social Work

42

(3)

pp. 519-536

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Walsh, J., Scaife, V., Notley, C., Dodsworth, J., Schofield, G.

(2011)

Perception of need and barriers to access: the mental health needs of young people attending a Youth Offending Team in the UK,

in Health & Social Care in the Community

19

(4)

pp. 420-428

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brandon, M., Bailey, S., Belderson, P., Warren, C., Gardener, R., Dodsworth, J.

(2009)

Understanding Serious Case Reviews and their impact: Department for Children, Schools and Families,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Brandon, M., Belderson, P., Warren, C., Howe, D., Gardner, R., Dodsworth, J., Black, J.

(2008)

Analysing Child Deaths and Serious Injury through Abuse and Neglect: What can we learn? Biennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews 2003-2005,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Brandon, M., Dodsworth, J., Rumball, D.

(2005)

Serious Case Reviews: Learning to Use Expertise,

in Child Abuse Review

14

(3)

pp. 160-176

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brandon, M., Howe, D., Black, J., Dodsworth, J.

(2002)

Learning how to make children safer Part 2: An analysis for the Welsh office of Serious Child Abuse in Wales,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Dodsworth, J.

(2000)

Child sexual exploitation/ child prostitution,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Jane Dodsworth main area of interest is in child sexual exploitation. This interest developed during her involvement in social work practice working with young people involved in, and at risk of involvement in, commercial sexual exploitation. Jane was also involved in policy development and awareness-raising at ACPC (now LCSB) level and became interested in exploring issues and preventative strategies for this vulnerable group further.  Her doctoral research was a qualitative study exploring the narratives of young and adult women involved in sex work in the UK to determine whether it was possible to identify key risk and protective factors influencing involvement and how the meaning ascribed by women to key experiences influenced their ability to manage involvement in sex work and simultaneously 'manage' other life experiences.  Findings suggest that there is a need to facilitate the provision of 'secure base' interventions for women involved in sex work, whatever their age which has meaning for them.

Current and recent research projects

Investigation of the experiences & identity development of LGBT young people in care & the support they receive (2014-2016)

Routes into sexual exploitation: going missing, agency and victimhood (2013–2014)

Looked after children and offending (2010-12)

Evaluation of Fosternets (2009-10)

Understanding Serious Case Reviews and their Impact: A Biennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews 2005-7 (2007-2009)

Analysing child deaths and serious injury through abuse and neglect: what can we learn? A Biennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews 2003-2005 (2006- 2008)

 

 

Teaching Interests

Preparation for Practice module BA year 1 

Preparation for Placement module MA year 1

The Children & Families unit on the Working with Service Users module MA2 & BA3

MRes – Grounded theory