Key messages from research on identifying and responding to disclosures of child sexual abuse

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Date of publication:  01 Sep 2019 Author:  CENTRE OF EXPERTISE ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Publisher:  Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

One of the main issues voiced by current research and the safeguarding practice environment is that the number of children that are being sexually abused and harmed is higher than the number of  children who are actually identified or safeguarded by care services.

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) has recently announced their latest publication, ‘Key messages from research on identifying and responding to disclosures of child sexual abuse’, which addresses issues regarding the safety of children and young people and what it takes for statutory child protection system to act regarding children’s disclosures of sexual abuse.

The data in the publication offers a more detailed explanation of the way the process of disclosure of sexual abuse can vary in the mode of communication, intent, spontaneity and amount of detail that is included, the variation in rates of the disclosure process, the impact of disclosure among children, the range of barriers that may prevent children dissclosure and the journey of children towards disclosure.

For a more detailed information, click here to read the full publication.

Total number of pages: 
12
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English
Country(s) this content is relevant to: 
United Kingdom

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