My thesis has been accessed and downloaded globally since it's release in 2011. This has had an impact on the development of social policy response and practice across the global for child safety and child protection authorities. The impact - consideration of how research informs the professional judgement of policy and practice and negating personal biases in decision-making. As of 18 September 2020, 2153 usage data was recorded. 805 downloads and 1348 views.