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

30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and... Read more
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children... Read more
05 Jun 2019
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published the second evaluation report on Finland. The report highlighted the progress been made in different areas, such as developing the... 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

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
01 Apr 2019
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.... Read more
01 Nov 2018
Children are lured, entrapped and forced into trafficking situations using the internet and related technologies in increasing numbers. The use of this technology for the purposes of child sex trafficking is a fairly new phenomenon.  As the... Read more

Multimedia

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
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.

Child sexual abuse

[Bulgaria] An Online platform for the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation among students has been launched
Date of publication: 2017
Bulgaria is second in Europe in regard to human trafficking, and the most important cause for human trafficking is the sexual exploitation, imposed by new techniques and tactics, like "lover boy", with which violators and exploiters earn the trust
[Europe] Up to three quarters of children and youth face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on Mediterranean migration routes – UNICEF, IOM
Date of publication: 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, explo
[Hungary] Girl becomes prostitute at 13, is fined by court at 15
Date of publication: 2017
The daily online paper Index published the article of Veronika Munk who writes the story of a 15-year-old girl.
Consultant - Drafting a model of a daily center for children victims of sexual abuse
Date of publication: 2017
Terre des hommes Kosovo is seeking to recruit a Consultant for the project “Child Protection SafetyNet Phase 3” for Drafting the model of a daily center for children victims of sexual abuse General conditions: Service Contract
[Hungary] Child prostitution is not the responsibility of the child victims, but of society
Date of publication: 2017
The prominent fact-finding blog "Kettos Merce" ('double standard') published a writing by Fanni Des who clarifies falsehoods and misconceptions around child sexual abuse.
Child Sexual Abuse: More than 100 victims in the past couple of years? [Video]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: ATV
Éva Kerpel, from Hintalovon Foundation talks about the phenomenon of child sexual abuse, in connection with the recent case discovered at the Bicske child care home.
*NEW* Social Workers Needed - Child Sexual Exploitation Team
Date of publication: 2017
Medicare first is seeking to recruit a new member to join their Child Sexual Exploitation team based in Central Manchester, and to assist youth who are susceptible to such danger, through their services.
[Hungary] There was no incident of sexual abuse at the Budapest children's care home
Date of publication: 2017
Back in September 2016 media was full of a news alleging that a care worker at the Budapest children's care home of TEGYESZ has sexually abused one of the children.
[Italy] U.N. agency: Sex trafficking of migrants spiking in Italy
Date of publication: 2017
According to UPI, the last three years has signified a 600% increase in the number of possible sexual exploitation cases featuring migrants seeking refuge in Italy, through passage of sea travel.
[Afghanistan] Afghanistan outlaws sexual exploitation of boys
Date of publication: 2017
Rooted deeply within Afghanistan's history, is the traditional practice of "Bacha Bazi", which is constituted of sexual acts performed by older males on young adults and adolescent youth, strictly of the male gender.

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