Social work students at Sheffield Hallam University discussed issues around child sexual exploitation with Rotherham MP, Sarah Champion.
As part of their final-year studies, the students invited the MP to the university tomorrow to discuss ways in which they can tackle the issue in their future roles.
Ms Champion said: “Social workers play a key frontline role in the fight against child sexual exploitation. They are in a position to not only spot signs of abuse but also prevent abuse from occurring.
“The work they do in protecting vulnerable young people should be congratulated.”
Brendan Wood, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam, said: “This conference is a credit to their determination and commitment to helping shape the future of the role of the social worker.”