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


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


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

More than one chance! Young people involved in prostitution speak out
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: ECPAT UK
This report is a result of a joint research project between ECPAT UK, The Children’s Society, NSPCC, NCH, Barnardo’s, and supported by funding from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate.  The quotes in this report are fr
Violence against boys and girls is preventable - (Infographic)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: www.WithoutViolence.org
Below you will find the infographics that WithoutViolence has produced in cooperation with their fellows and partners. 
The impact of internet and new media on the occurrence of violence against children in Europe and in Cyprus
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: “Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Center
This report by the independent NGO Hope for Children UNCRC Policy Center examines the challenges that new technologies have posed to online safety of children, particularly in regards to sexual abuse issues.
Violence towards children in the EU
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: European Parliament
In this 2014 report, the European Parliament explores the different types of violence experienced by children across the EU. The socio-economical costs of failure to act now to prevent violence are significant.
Effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls: A Summary of the Evidence
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: What Workds to prevent violence
This summary presents the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).  It is based on a rapid review of the existing evidence through a review of reviews and online searches of academic databa
Keeping Children Safe from Violence: strengthening child protection systems in their accountability to identify, refer and respond to cases of violence against children
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
In 2011 UNICEF and the EU entered a new partnership for the purposes of running the Protecting Children from Violence in South East Europe project.
Keeping Children Safe from Violence
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
This report is made possible because of the partnership formed between the EU and UNICEF for the purposes of examining the child protection systems in place in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey.
What works in tackling child abuse and neglect?
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Nederlands Jeugd Institut
The manual, What Works in Tackling Child Abuse and Neglect?, is the main outcome of the European Commission Daphne III programme, involving regional exchanges and research to bring together knowledge on what works in tackling child abuse.
Combating child abuse and neglect in Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands
Date of publication: 2012
Publisher: Nederlands Jeugdinstituut
Youth and Policy Special Issue: Sexual Trafficking and Young People
Date of publication: 2010
Publisher: Youth and Policy
The attached PDF is the June 2010 edition of Youth and Policy, which featured the issue of sexual trafficking and young people.  The issue is 145 pages and includes 7 articles.  


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