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 Jan 2020
Child abuse cases sometimes go unreported in Hungary due to lack of attention or in order to avoid conflict. Any physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment qualifies as abuse, and anyone who does not prevent or report it, qualifies as an... Read more
17 Dec 2019
The Family Secret, a documentary recently shown on Channel 4, raises awareness of a very important, but not well-researched problem: sibling sexual abuse. Some estimations say it is at least five times more prevalent than parent-to-child sexual... Read more
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were... Read more


03 Feb 2020
A key topic of interest that emerged from scoping undertaken as part of the development of the University Network Children Challenging Sexual Violence (CCSV) is the need for standardised ethical guidance for doing participatory... Read more
30 Jan 2020
What is child to parent violence and abuse (CPVA) and how can we support families in this situation? Join us in an interactive webinar to explore the topic in details and learn methods to deal with it as a professional. Please write... Read more
25 Nov 2019
Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone. Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising... Read more


28 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a research with young people into their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10-18, which means it is not... Read more
01 Nov 2019
The publication focuses on: Mechanisms to report CSAM; Strengthening governance structures and multi-stakeholder co-operation; Implementing specific legislative and policy frameworks to criminalise OCSEA, identify perpetrators and... 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


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
15 Oct 2019
The Regional TV spot is produced in the framework of the J/TiP project "Improving provision of services and raising awareness to combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo”.  SOS Hotline for... 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

Child sexual abuse

This Is How You Teach Kids About Consent: The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21
Date of publication: 2016
Joanna Schroeder, Julie Gillis, Jamie Utt and Alyssa Royse write for the Huffington Post Parents blog about ways to teach children about consent in order to bring up a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their lives.
How to detect and protect your child from online grooming
Date of publication: 2016
Lilly Pattinson reports for the Gloucester Citizen news portal about the signs and steps to be taken when you detect risk of online- or offline grooming. 
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.


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