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


10 Oct 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... Read more
08 Oct 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. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18... Read more
07 Oct 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. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in... Read more


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


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


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

Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: UNICEF
The rapid expansion of digital technology and increased access to the Internet has transformed young people’s lives worldwide.
Turk gets 108 years for sex assaults on Syria children
Date of publication: 2016
Mail Online reports that a court in Turkey has sentenced a Turkish man to 108 years in jail for sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at a flagship refugee camp.The 29-year-old man, identified only as Erdal E., worked as a cleaner at
Coins of Hope (Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Child Focus launched a new euro coin campaign aimed at highlighting the awareness of missing children in Europe by circulating as many as one million 2 euro coins with an inscription of the missing child's face which should help officials identify
Feature: With more than half of all children in danger, UN envoy discusses safety
Date of publication: 2016
The UN News Centre has conducted an interview with Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, about the fact that half of all children face some form of sexual, physical or moral abuse.
Intersections: Putting Children at the Centre of the Global Goals (Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: WithoutViolence
This video discusses the steps which must be taken by governments around the globe to ensure that the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development are realised.
Trafficking in Persons Report 2016
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: U.S. Department of State Publication
The U.S. State Department has published their 2016 report on Trafficking in Persons.
Signs of abuse you might have missed in your child
Date of publication: 2016
Destiny Connect writes a short list of signs that parents must watch out for if they suspect their child might be experiencing emotional, verbal, physical or sexual abuse.
Unofficial File
Date of publication: 2016
Unofficial File contains the testimonials-file of six from hundreds of children, victims of sexual abuse, assisted
‘Learning through doing’: a child rights approach to participatory practice
Date of publication: 2016
On Monday 25th April, 28 people gathered together in Middlesbrough at the MIMA Art centre for a four-day course on improving participatory practice for those working with young people affected by sexual violence.


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