Special section: Child sexual abuse

You can access all the resources on the issue of child sexual abuse on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts

News

16 Sep 2019
Child, early and forced marriages are still widespread. A 2017 United Nations Children’s Fund estimated 726,000 child brides around the world. Many brides are victims of commercial sex and sex trafficking, especially in poor countries,... Read more
30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and... Read more
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children... Read more

Learning

07 Nov 2018
                      This ChildHub Academy online course is aimed at professionals who are involved in carrying out assessments where there are concerns about... Read more
15 Jan 2018
This e-course is designed for practitioners working with children and young people affected by sexual violence in order to help them develop particpiatory practices all through their work. The course is made up of an Introduction and six modules (... Read more
02 Nov 2017
Let's talk about sexual violence against children and its consequences. About children's right to participate. This webinar is designed for specialists, students and professionals and aims to reach an agreement on the terms used for... Read more

Library

15 Jul 2019
The Welsh Government issued a Consultation document on the topic of safeguarling children from sexual exploitation. The Consultation document is related to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, in particular part 7 of the... Read more
01 Apr 2019
This scoping review looks at the global research around the role and scope of CSA medical examinations (paediatric forensic medical examinations) with a particular focus on the lived experience of children and the service specification in England.... Read more
01 Nov 2018
Children are lured, entrapped and forced into trafficking situations using the internet and related technologies in increasing numbers. The use of this technology for the purposes of child sex trafficking is a fairly new phenomenon.  As the... Read more

Multimedia

21 Apr 2019
The Child Sexual Abuse Centre has developed an informative, evidence-based resource for frontline practitioners in social care, health and police to explain the paediatric medical examination that takes place when there is an disclosure or suspicion... Read more
27 Nov 2018
Hintalovon Foundation in Hungary worked with a group of young Ambassador's to participate in the reporting to the Lanzarote committee. In 2018 the Committee started a thematic inquiry and the Hungarian young people have put together their own... Read more
08 Mar 2018
Usain Bolt will play in Unicef's Soccer Aid game in June. The Olympic sprinter will captain the World XI, while Robbie Williams heads up the England side.

Child sexual abuse

[International] Eliminating child, early and forced marriages
Date of publication: 2019
Child, early and forced marriages are still widespread. A 2017 United Nations Children’s Fund estimated 726,000 child brides around the world.
[United Kingdom] Learning from Survivors of Church Sexual Abuse
Date of publication: 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the
Safeguarding children from child sexual exploitation
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Safeguarding and Advocacy Branch Social Services and Integration Directorate Welsh Government
The Welsh Government issued a Consultation document on the topic of safeguarling children from sexual exploitation.
[Bulgaria] Bulgarian National TV Report on ‘Firefly’ Human Trafficking Project
Date of publication: 2019
The Bulgarian National Television
[Finland] GRETA publishes second report on Finland: Anti-trafficking expert group urges Finland to improve the identification of child victims of human trafficking
Date of publication: 2019
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published the second evaluation report on Finland.
[Ukraine] Protecting Vulnerable Children and Youth in Ukraine from Trafficking
Date of publication: 2019
Vulnerable young people are a high-risk group for becoming human trafficking victims.
Understanding medical examinations for child sexual abuse concerns (The CSA Centre) [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Child Sexual Abuse Centre
The Child Sexual Abuse Centre has developed an informative, evidence-based resource for frontline practitioners in social care, health and police to explain the paediatric medical examination that takes place when there is an disclosure or suspici
[Hungary] Dr. Lazary Talks about Barnahus, Hidden Abuse, and Protecting Abused Children
Date of publication: 2019
The Hungarian daily, Magyar Nemzet, published an interview with the founder of the Barnahus in the Hungarian
The role and scope of medical examinations when there are concerns about child sexual abuse
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
This scoping review looks at the global research around the role and scope of CSA medical examinations (paediatric forensic medical examinations) with a particular focus on the lived experience of children and the service specification in England.

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