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

30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and... Read more
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children... Read more
05 Jun 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. The report highlighted the progress been made in different areas, such as developing the... 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

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
01 Apr 2019
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.... Read more
01 Nov 2018
Children are lured, entrapped and forced into trafficking situations using the internet and related technologies in increasing numbers. The use of this technology for the purposes of child sex trafficking is a fairly new phenomenon.  As the... Read more

Multimedia

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
27 Nov 2018
Hintalovon Foundation in Hungary worked with a group of young Ambassador's to participate in the reporting to the Lanzarote committee. In 2018 the Committee started a thematic inquiry and the Hungarian young people have put together their own... Read more
08 Mar 2018
Usain Bolt will play in Unicef's Soccer Aid game in June. The Olympic sprinter will captain the World XI, while Robbie Williams heads up the England side.

Child sexual abuse

[Ukraine] Сhildren presented a report with recommendations on the prevention of sexual violence and sexual exploitation of children
Date of publication: 2018
On December 10, a report with recommendations prepared by the focus group of Ukrainian children between the ages of 14 and 19 on the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children was presented at the request of the Lanzarote Committee on the Ri
Children on Sexting - Contribution to the Lanzarote Committee's Report [Video]
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Hintalovon Gyermekjogi Alapítvány
Hintalovon Foundation in Hungary worked with a group of young Ambassador's to participate in the reporting to the Lanzarote committee.
[Hungary] A new therapy can help heal childern victims of sexual abuse
Date of publication: 2018
The blog of the Hungarian SOS Children's Villages published an interview with psychologist Andras Szoke, who talks about a fairly new therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
[Hungary] The Child in the Center in Barnahus
Date of publication: 2018
Thanks to the hospitality of the Swedish Embassy, and the support of the PROMISE II project, Maria Gorosch, police officer in the Stockholm Barnahus, and Alda Hrönn Jóhannsdottir, Icelandic prosecutor visited Buda
Online course: Risk assessment
Date of publication: 2018
                     
[Hungary] When the victim of violence receives real protection - positive stories of child protection
Date of publication: 2018
dr. Szilvi Gyurkó, founder of Hintalovon Foundation wrote an article of a positive story, when the system worked.
Studies in Child Protection: Technology-Facilitated Child Sex Trafficking
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)
Children are lured, entrapped and forced into trafficking situations using the internet and related technologies in increasing numbers.
Situational Analysis: The impact of migration on children’s rights in Ukraine
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
The present research looks at the main migration patterns and trends of internal and outward migration from Ukraine trying to assess the push and pull factors for regular and irregular migration which affect children.
[Hungary] Child Marriage in Hungary
Date of publication: 2018
dr. Szilvia Gyurko, founder of Hintalovon Foundation approached the Central Statistical Office to see the numbers of children marrying. The shocking figure was that in 2016  388 girls married before their 18th birthday.
Men and boys in displacement. Assistance and protection challenges for unaccompanied boys and men in refugee contexts
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: CARE & Promundo
"Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. However, the situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood.

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