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

06 May 2020
The website of Croatian Police Directorate announced the text of the international success of the campaign “Behind the Doors” (“Behind This Door Lives Mia”) on April 23, 2020. We convey the text in its entirety: “... Read more
06 May 2020
These days, while we are all focused on #StayHome, trying to comply with all the recommended measures to end the pandemic as soon as possible, have we considered the most vulnerable groups that don’t feel safe behind closed doors? There are... Read more
23 Apr 2020
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's (NSPCC) research has revealed that lonely children are more likely to encounter abusive behavior online. NSPCC’s survey of 2,000 young people and children suggests... Read more

Learning

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
07 Nov 2018
This ChildHub Academy online course is aimed at professionals who are involved in carrying out assessments where there are concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child.  In addition it will also be of interest to those who want to have a... 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

Library

24 Apr 2020
A Practice Guide for Social Workers regarding domestic abuse and child welfare was published in April 2020 by BASW. In times of a pandemic and nationwide lockdowns, people are more vulnerable than ever and these circumstances heighten the risk of... Read more
23 Apr 2020
New Truth Project research on child sexual abuse in custodial institutions finds out that children, who had been exposed to such inhuman treatment, faced extreme violence, publishes the Inquiry. Child sexual abuse survivors from the 1950s-... Read more
12 Mar 2020
This investigation focusses on the growing problem of online-facilitated child sexual abuse. The increase in access to and use of the internet has brought undeniable benefits to society. It has also enabled a section of society to misuse the... Read more

Multimedia

22 May 2020
Based on the practical guidance, written by Paul Bercea, on how to identify signs of abuse in children this infographic summarizes the main signs. Often children are not able to disclose what has happened to them, so it is very... Read more
26 Feb 2020
Violence involving young people is a serious problem that affects thousands of adolescents every day. Violent behavior among young people usually takes many forms, such as bullying, including cyberbullying, verbal abuse, fighting, ignoring.... 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

Child sexual abuse

[Hungary] Icelandic experts discuss with Hungarian justice professionals about Barnahus
Date of publication: 2018
On June 6, 2018 around 30 Hungarian professionals met to discuss how the Icelandic Barnahus model can be adapted in the Hungarian justice system, so that child victims of sexual violence can get protection as well as perpetrators can be put to jus
[Europe] Keeping Children Safe is Everybody's Business
Date of publication: 2018
Identifying and tackling abuse and neglect is very diffcult, therefore all Child Protection staff should remain alert to any possibe signs and be confident to reocognise and respond to abuse.
[Ukraine] Law on children protection from sexual abuse comes into force
Date of publication: 2018
The law “On children protection from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation” amending Criminal Code of Ukraine came i
Contracted marriage is SLAVERY!
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: NGO Center for Roma Inititiatitives - Nikšić, Montenegro
This publication has been produced in the framework of the project "Ending Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” implemented by UN Women and UNDP Country Office Montenegro, with the financial
Soccer Aid: Usain Bolt to make Old Trafford debut for Unicef
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: UNICEF
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.
[Greece] UN warns of rampant sexual violence in Greek refugee camps
Date of publication: 2018
''Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday'' according to AFP.
Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Family for every child
Family for Every Child produced a report this year titled 'Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence'. 
Collaborating Against Child Abuse
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
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.
THE PREVENTION OF CHILD MARRIAGE IN MONTENEGRO CHALLENGES, LESSONS LEARNT AND A THEORY OF CHANGE
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: NGO Centre for Roma Iniciatives
Centre for Roma Initiatives from Montenegro - Niksic, through this publication  points out challenges and lessons learned in the prevention of child marriages.
Eyes that Fail to See: The sexual abuse of children in Spain and failures in the system | Resource Centre
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Save The Children
Between 10 and 20 percent of the population in Spain have suffered some kind of sexual abuse as a child.

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