child sexual abuse

Report that draws on the NSPCC’s qualitative and quantitative research, as well as that conducted by other people and organisations, to examine the dynamics affecting the under-reporting of sexual abuse. 

Web resource that defines child sexual exploitation and sets out key guidance, research and practice. It also provides information on identification of children or young people who are being sexually exploited.

Report that provides an insight into the contacts ChildLine has had from young people who have been sexually exploited through grooming both in online and face-to-face situations. The report is based on information gathered from 413 counselling sessions by 
ChildLine during 2011/12.

Study that was undertaken between January 2012 and June 2012. It has three aims: to review existing research, policy and practice literature from the UK regarding the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation, and trafficking for sexual exploitation, focusing on Scotland; to review key Scottish statistics regarding the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland; and to gather preliminary and exploratory information from key professionals regarding their perceptions of the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland.

Paper that outlines the key findings of the limited research that has investigated how a history of child sexual abuse can influence men’s perceptions and experience of fatherhood, and also discusses some of the reasons why this important topic remains largely excluded from public, academic and policy discourses.

This paper will be most useful to practitioners and policy-makers who work to support men, parents and/or families.

Assessment which represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.

Report that highlights the achievements of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for the past year and outlines its intentions for the coming year.

Thematic assessment that explores the risk of contact child sexual offending posed by those who possess still and moving indecent images of children (‘IIOC’)

It looks at the ways in which this risk is managed by the police service and others involved in child protection and the criminal justice process.