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


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


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


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


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

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.
Child sex abuse victims reveal how misery goes on for years
Date of publication: 2019
UK's Parliament, with a cross-party group, has commissioned a landmark study into the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
[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
How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet - TED Talk [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: TED
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on technologies to end the viral distribution of sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet.
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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