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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 professionals within...
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 are trained to protect...
24 Nov 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation. The two-day event (November 17-18) brought together professionals working with children and...
28 Sep 2016
'RTE' reports that live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called "revenge porn" is on the rise on the internet, Europe's police agency has warned, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators. "Live distant...
22 Aug 2016
Jan Coles, head of a Child Sex Exploitation team, writes for The Mirror on the tell-tale signs children are being groomed, forced, coerced or tricked into performing a sexual act. This piece is written as a follow up to the news surrounding the...
07 Jun 2016
UN Watch is reporting on the resignation of the director of field operations for the UN human rights office (OHCHR) over what he sees the lack of accountability after he exposed the rape of children by UN peace keepers. He claimed that "The complete...
16 Mar 2016
The Bristol Post reports that the number of sexual offences carried out on school premises has almost doubled in three years. Under the Freedom of Information Act, it has been revealed that 58 alleged sex crimes took place in Avon and Somerset...
17 Nov 2015
In a question and answer format, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provides key insights into PTSD and helping victims.  Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology at Harvard Chan School, is an expert on post-traumatic stress...
26 Jun 2015
‘The Irish Examiner’ reports about the initiative of academics to fight sexual violence and raping in Ireland. The scholars from the US, Britain and Ireland wrote a letter to the government of Ireland asking to reconsider funding allocated to the...

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