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

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

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

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

Multimedia

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

[Bulgaria] Seminar on "Prevention of sexual exploitation of children and youth from residential services"
Date of publication: 2017
On 3rd September and 4th September, 2017, a seminar on "Prevention of the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth from Residential Services" was held in Pomorie, Bulgaria.
[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.

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