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

01 Feb 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. Her 34-year-old... Read more
10 Dec 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... Read more
20 Nov 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. The therapy helps processing traumatic... 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

31 Oct 2018
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. It focuses on the impact of... Read more
01 Jan 2018
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. What remains problematic is what they can do with their... Read more
01 Jan 2018
Family for Every Child produced a report this year titled 'Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence'.  This initial study sought to understand existing knowledge on the drivers of sexual violence affecting boys, and the existing... Read more

Multimedia

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.
17 Nov 2017
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. Together with the Council of Europe digital parenting coach @DigiParentCoach Elizabeth... Read more

Child sexual abuse

Zlatka’s story of early teen motherhood again raises issues of Roma in Bulgaria
The Sofia Globe reports that a 13-year-old girl from Bulgaria gave birth to a baby. The teenage girl belongs to Roma community and according to the country's Penal Code sexual intercourse under the age of 14 is criminalised. 
Training for Psychologists in Applying the Programme of Developing Adolescents' Resilience to Sexual Abuse and Exploitation "12PLUS"
National Center for Prevention of Child Abuse from Moldova announces the registration for the training of psychologists in the implementation of the programme of developing adolescents' resilience to sexual abuse and exploitation "12PLUS", which w
Protecting our children: vulnerabilities to grooming
Conference Programme Chair Sue Gower, Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board Keynote Speaker 1:Professor David Shemmings, Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent:  'Understanding Faith-based Abuse'
Sexual abuse; case discussion in Albanian
The case has been brought by Alma Agalliu - the Child Protection Unit in Fieri Municipality. There's a need for legal and psychological support to Alma to manage the case.
PROMISE Project Series - Enabling Child-Sensitive Justice
Publisher: Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat
PROMISE is a project based on the commitment of several European countries to strengthen “multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration to ensure that child victims and witnesses of violence have access to Barnahus and benefit from a child-frie
Seires of 3 worksops how to discuss with children and help them
Three difficult topics, three types of crises, three situations were a discussion with a helpful adult can be decisive. The worksops are held on Fridays from 2 pm to 7 pm.
PROMISE Project Series - Compendium of Law and Guidance
Publisher: Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat and Child Circle
PROMISE is a project based on the commitment of several European countries to strengthen “multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration to ensure that child victims and witnesses of violence have access to Barnahus and benefit from a child-frie
Child Maltreatment and Well-being: Contemporary Issues, Research and Practice
The aim of the conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary community of scientists and professionals working in the field of child maltreatment and child wellbeing and to exchange latest research, good practice, strategies and policies on

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