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
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
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
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
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
28 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a research with young people into their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10-18, which means it is not... 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

Recognising child abuse [Infographic]
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
Based on the practical guidance, written by Paul Bercea, on how to identify signs of abuse in children this infographic su
Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare: A practice guide for social workers
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: British Association of Social Workers
A Practice Guide for Social Workers regarding domestic abuse and child welfare was published in April 2020 by BASW.
[European Union] Lonely Children Twice as Likely to be Groomed Online
Date of publication: 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 that the risk of o
[European Union] Why Children Are At Risk Of Sexual Exploitation During Covid-19
Date of publication: 2020
While most people are trying to solve the problems COVID-19 has caused all over the world, criminals are taking advantage of the situation by putting children at increased risk of sexual abuse and exploitation. 
[United Kingdom] How Authorities Failed to Protect a Grooming Victim who Spoke Out Against Her Abusers
Date of publication: 2020
How authorities failed to protect a grooming victim who spoke out against her abusers
[Bulgaria] The National Network for Children Bulgaria Calls for More Effective Sex Education
Date of publication: 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an article about sexual violence in Bulgaria, the victims' inability to be heard, and the poor or non-existent sex education in the country.
The Internet: Investigation Report
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
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.
[European Union] IWF welcomes new measures to keep children safe from sexual predators on the internet
Date of publication: 2020
The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) is a UK-based organization, which is trying to make the internet children safe platform.

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