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

Child sex abuse victims reveal how misery goes on for years
Date of publication: 2019
UK's Parliament, with a cross-party group, has commissioned a landmark study into the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
[Ukraine] Protecting Vulnerable Children and Youth in Ukraine from Trafficking
Date of publication: 2019
Vulnerable young people are a high-risk group for becoming human trafficking victims.
Understanding medical examinations for child sexual abuse concerns (The CSA Centre) [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Child Sexual Abuse Centre
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 suspici
[Hungary] Dr. Lazary Talks about Barnahus, Hidden Abuse, and Protecting Abused Children
Date of publication: 2019
The Hungarian daily, Magyar Nemzet, published an interview with the founder of the Barnahus in the Hungarian
How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet - TED Talk [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: TED
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on technologies to end the viral distribution of sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet.
The role and scope of medical examinations when there are concerns about child sexual abuse
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
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.
[Europe] The first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM)
Date of publication: 2019
The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). The 37-year-old woman, from east London, was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey.
[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.

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