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

21 Mar 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an article about sexual violence in Bulgaria, the victims' inability to be heard, and the poor or non-existent sex education in the country. The article notes that in 2019, official statistics... Read more
05 Mar 2020
The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) is a UK-based organization, which is trying to make the internet children safe platform. They have introduced a set of 11 measurements, which were drafted by the Five Country Partners comprising the... Read more
26 Feb 2020
The Early Intervention Foundation has published a report on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), relevantly promoted by the Children&Young People Now platform. The authors look at what we know about the ACE classification (e.g. physical/... Read more

Learning

30 Jan 2020
What is child to parent violence and abuse (CPVA) and how can we support families in this situation? Join us in an interactive webinar to explore the topic in details and learn methods to deal with it as a professional. Please write... Read more
25 Nov 2019
Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone. Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising... Read more
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

Library

12 Mar 2020
This investigation focusses on the growing problem of online-facilitated child sexual abuse. The increase in access to and use of the internet has brought undeniable benefits to society. It has also enabled a section of society to misuse the... Read more
28 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a research with young people into their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10-18, which means it is not... Read more
01 Nov 2019
The publication focuses on: Mechanisms to report CSAM; Strengthening governance structures and multi-stakeholder co-operation; Implementing specific legislative and policy frameworks to criminalise OCSEA, identify perpetrators and... Read more

Multimedia

26 Feb 2020
Violence involving young people is a serious problem that affects thousands of adolescents every day. Violent behavior among young people usually takes many forms, such as bullying, including cyberbullying, verbal abuse, fighting, ignoring.... Read more
16 Oct 2019
On the 15th October 2019 Tunisia became the 45th state to join the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. The Lanzarote Convention is the most ambitious and comprehensive international legal... Read more
15 Oct 2019
The Regional TV spot is produced in the framework of the J/TiP project "Improving provision of services and raising awareness to combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo”.  SOS Hotline for... Read more

Child sexual abuse

[United Kingdom] Witchcraft and Black Magic Contribute to Increase in Child Abuse
Date of publication: 2019
Child protection cases based on faith or belief increased by one-third in England in 2018, meaning almost 2,000 cases in a year, or nearly 38 such cases a week.
[International] Iuliana – she had no chance from the beginning
Date of publication: 2019
Julianna is not just one young girl, who was born to a bad place. Julianna is all the girls, who grew up without parental guidance and does not know anything about her health, her body and her rights.
Mechanisms for collective action to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Council of Europe
The publication focuses on:
[Malta] Support Line 179 Received over 9,000 Calls in 2018
Date of publication: 2019
A newly published report from Malta, conducted in 2018 by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS), unveiled statistics on the work of the Youth Services of Agenzija Appogg National Support line 179, which only last year
[European Union] European States Urged to Strengthen and Support Families Before Resorting to Out-of-Home Care
Date of publication: 2019
A declaration on ‘Protecting children in out-of-home care from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ has been adopted in Nicosia, Cy
The Council of Europe's Lanzarote Convention to protect children against sexual exploitation and abuse [Infographic]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Council of Europe
On the 15th October 2019 Tunisia became the 45th state to join the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.
[Poland] Poland: New Legislation Treats Sex Education as 'Pedophilia'
Date of publication: 2019
The streets in Warsaw, Poland were crowded with people protesting against a new bill that the government is planning to pass.
„Improving provision of services and raising awareness to combat trafficking in person the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo“ [Video] [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Terre des hommes Albania
The Regional TV spot is produced in the framework of the J/TiP project "Improving provision of services and raising awareness to combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo”.  SOS Hotline for Women and Chil
The Condition of the Girl Child worldwide
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Terre des hommes
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, introduced by the UN in 2012 and celebrated yearly on October11th, Terre des Hommes launches again the “Indifesa” Campaign.
[European Union] Commission calls on 13 Member States to enforce EU rules on combating child sexual abuse (e.g. Croatia, Hungary, Greece)
Date of publication: 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual abuse and sexual e

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