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04 Feb 2020
Around two-thirds of all child sexual abuse is committed by a family member. A new report shows that sexually abused children and their cases are hidden from view because of a lack of knowledge and support from local authorities, agencies and even...
28 Jan 2020
The first annual report of the Lighthouse project, which is a multi-agency service, providing support service for young victims of sexual abuse, reveals that a total of 363 referrals were made in the first year of operation. It is a 206.6% increase...
14 Nov 2019
The “Start to Talk” campaign was launched by the Council of Europe to fight against the abuse of children in sports. Sport is a good way to learn how to be resilient, how to cope with failures and how to be a team member, but it can create a...
13 Jun 2019
Montenegro is dedicated to ending violence against children and implementation of a multidisciplinary approach to prevent and end violence as well as preventing re-victimization of children victims and/or witnesses of violence. Within the Global...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...
22 Aug 2016
Jan Coles, head of a Child Sex Exploitation team, writes for The Mirror on the tell-tale signs children are being groomed, forced, coerced or tricked into performing a sexual act. This piece is written as a follow up to the news surrounding the...

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