child sexual abuse

Annual review 2011-12 and centre plan 2012-13

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.

A picture of abuse: a thematic assessment of the risk of contact child sexual abuse posed by those who possess indecent images of children

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.

Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Research on current knowledge of sexual abuse and service provision.

'Not a world away': the sexual exploitation of children and young people in Northern Ireland

The overall aim of the research was to increase knowledge and understanding of the sexual exploitation of children and young people in NI, in order to aid better prevention of, and responses to, the issue in the future.

What's going on to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation? How local partnerships respond to child sexual exploitation

Research project that has explored the extent and nature of the response of LSCBs to the 2009 government guidance on safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation .

Where the guidance is followed, there are examples of developing and innovative practice to protect and support young people and their families and to investigate and prosecute their abusers.

It finds that the delivery of that dual approach to child sexual exploitation is far from the norm.

Responding to children and young people's disclosures of abuse

Paper that discusses the topic of children and young people’s disclosures of abuse. It outlines what is known through research and practice about how, why, what and when children and young people are likely to disclose. It offers suggestions for parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.

Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Report that presents new research findings from the NSPCC on child maltreatment in the United Kingdom, looking specifically at the prevalence and impact of severe maltreatment.

Sexually explicit material and video on demand services: a report to DCMS

Report concerned with the protection of children from hard core pornography on UK-based video on demand services.

Out of mind, out of sight: breaking down the barriers to understanding child sexual exploitation

This thematic assessment was undertaken with four principle objectives:

1. Assess the size and scale of ‘localised grooming’ in proportion to the overall known picture of sexual exploitation
of children under the age of 18 in the UK
2. Establish any patterns of offending profile or victim experience
3. Assess the effectiveness of processes which might help identify such offending or potential victims
4. Recommend action to be taken to reduce the risk in future, including any urgent action that becomes apparent.

CSE and youth offending: briefing document

Summary of key findings from original research into the association between child sexual exploitation (CSE) and youth offending in Derby. Patterns of offending are explored, along with their implications for policy and practice.