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

14 Nov 2019
Neglect, abuse and being born into ”dysfunctional families” are the main causes of putting more than 7,000 unborn children in the category of ”children in need”. This number has almost trebled in the last eight years.... Read more
11 Nov 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. Violent people take advantage of Julianna, they... Read more
01 Nov 2019
A newly published report from Malta conducted in 2018 by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) unveiled stats about the work of the Youth Services of Agenzija Appogg National Support line 179, which only last year received 9,010 genuine... 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

11 Oct 2019
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. This initiative aims at safeguarding education,... Read more
01 Sep 2019
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... Read more
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

Multimedia

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
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
01 Apr 2019
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on technologies to end the viral distribution of sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet. This could help to rescue children faster and could help break up the communities normalizing... Read more

Child sexual abuse

[United Kingdom] One in 50 'children in need' are not yet born
Date of publication: 2019
Neglect, abuse and being born into ”dysfunctional families” are the main causes of putting more than 7,000 unborn children in the category of ”children in need”. This number has almost trebled in the last eight years.
[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.
[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 stats about the work of the Youth Services of Agenzija Appogg National Support line 179, which only last year rece
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.
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
[United Kingdom] Child exploitation drama sends powerful message to pupils
Date of publication: 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action.
[Hungary] A smart phone application for the victims of family abuse
Date of publication: 2019
Domestic violence is a tough issue, even harder to talk about it and ask for help as a victim. Fortunately, in the Internet age family and child abuse may get a broader awareness and victims have more channels to get help.
[Hungary] Smartphone application for victims of domestic violence
Date of publication: 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age.

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