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 Jun 2020
The UK Government will amend the Domestic Abuse Bill so that children affected by domestic abuse will be recognised as victims in their own right. Including children in the legal definition can draw society’s attention to what these... Read more
16 Jun 2020
In Sarajevo, in the week from June 8 to June 11, organized by the Faculty of Criminology, Criminology and Security Studies, Save the Children, UNICEF and the International Solidarity Forum - EMMAUS, as part of the EVAC (end violence against the... 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

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

01 Jun 2020
The research was prepared by The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and focuses on child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities. In particular, the report is concerned with the degree to which institutions have failed to provide... Read more
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
The research of the New Truth Project on child sexual abuse in custodial institutions revealed that children who had been exposed to such inhuman treatment faced extreme violence. Child sexual abuse survivors from the 1950s... 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

[United Kingdom] Domestic Abuse Bill: Children no longer the ‘invisible victims’
Date of publication: 2020
The UK Government will amend the Domestic Abuse Bill so that children affected by domestic abuse will be recognised as victims in their own right.
[Bosnia and Herzegovina] Training "Children at risk in the digital environment" was held for 115 participants
Date of publication: 2020
In Sarajevo, in the week from June 8 to June 11, organized by the Faculty of Criminology, Criminology and Security Studies, Save the Children, UNICEF and the International Solidarity Forum - EMMAUS, as part of the EVAC (end violence agains
“People don’t talk about it”: Child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
The research was prepared by The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and focuses on child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities.
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
Truth Project Thematic Report - Child Sexual Abuse in Custodial Institutions
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
The research of the New Truth Project on child sexual abuse in custodial institutions revealed that children who had been exposed to such inhuman treatment faced extreme violence.
[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. 

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