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

[Hungary] Icelandic experts discuss with Hungarian justice professionals about Barnahus
Date of publication: 2018
On June 6, 2018 around 30 Hungarian professionals met to discuss how the Icelandic Barnahus model can be adapted in the Hungarian justice system, so that child victims of sexual violence can get protection as well as perpetrators can be put to jus
[Europe] Keeping Children Safe is Everybody's Business
Date of publication: 2018
Identifying and tackling abuse and neglect is very diffcult, therefore all Child Protection staff should remain alert to any possibe signs and be confident to reocognise and respond to abuse.
[Ukraine] Law on children protection from sexual abuse comes into force
Date of publication: 2018
The law “On children protection from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation” amending Criminal Code of Ukraine came i
Soccer Aid: Usain Bolt to make Old Trafford debut for Unicef
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: UNICEF
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.
[Greece] UN warns of rampant sexual violence in Greek refugee camps
Date of publication: 2018
''Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday'' according to AFP.
Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Family for every child
Family for Every Child produced a report this year titled 'Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence'. 
Collaborating Against Child Abuse
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract. “Children, i.e. people between 0 and 18 years old, have human rights. This is undisputed and the Convention of the Rights of the Child is a sufficient indication of this fact.
Eyes that Fail to See: The sexual abuse of children in Spain and failures in the system | Resource Centre
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Save The Children
Between 10 and 20 percent of the population in Spain have suffered some kind of sexual abuse as a child.
[Bulgaria] The prevention of children sexual violence and exploitation is possible
Date of publication: 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation.
The protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse facilitated by information and communication technologies [Video]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Council of Europe
On 18 November, the Council of Europe will celebrate the 3rd edition of the European Day on the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

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