child sexual abuse

Parents Protect

Child sexual abuse awareness and prevention website which was created by the child sexual abuse prevention campaign, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF).

The website aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions offer information to help protect children.

Good practice guidance for the moderation of interactive services for children

This guidance was originally produced in 2005 following the reference in the previous good practice guidance – on chat, instant messaging and web based services – to the fact that some interactive services were “moderated” and others were not.

The importance of moderated services was seen within the context of public concern about online spaces, and in particular chatrooms, where children were potentially at risk from undesirable contact or behaviour from adults in order to “groom” and sexually abuse them.

Combating online child sexual abuse content at national and international levels: IWF experience, tactical suggestions and wider considerations

The UK Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is often asked to contribute to national, European and international discussions and initiatives designed to improve responses to tackling child sexual abuse content on the internet. Wherever beneficial it shares our model and expertise with organisations, companies, governments and agencies around the world to enable others to understand how the UK partnership approach and industry self-regulation is successful in the UK, as well as how the range of services provided have helped to minimise online child sexual abuse content in the UK and beyond.

Care and support needs of men who survived childhood sexual abuse

Report of a Scottish qualitative research project with adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The aim is to improve male survivors’ wellbeing, through establishing their perspectives on their major care, support and intervention need throughout the lifecourse; and by making and disseminating a report with recommendations, to improve services and preventive action across all sectors.

Consultation on the proposal to develop an acknowledgement and accountability approach for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Consultation developed with the National Reference Group, set up to implement the recommendations of Survivor Scotland.

This paper was designed to draw on the views and experiences of survivors particularly and it was acknowledged from the start that more innovative methods were needed to ensure that this happened. A number of events were held with survivors and survivor organisations to raise their awareness of the consultation and engage them in discussions.

Group and individual interviews were also carried out with survivors, facilitated by survivor organisations.

Paedophiles (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series asks if a community can recover when a known abuser returns to live there and if a small community can help in the rehabilitation of a sex offender. What benefits does the community gain? A mother whose daughter was sexually abused by a local man is concerned how his return to their community will affect her family's lives. Jenni Murray talks to child psychotherapist Anne Bannister to discuss how a community can heal itself when a known paedophile lives within it.

London guidelines for assessing children and families affected by adults viewing child sexual abuse images on the internet

Produced on behalf of the London Safeguarding Children Board and in conjunction with the Essex Safeguarding Children Board, the aim of this document is to provide practice guidance to support practitioners working with children and families affected by adults viewing child sexual abuse images – particularly via the Internet; to identify key principles to help inform assessments; to consider some of the practice implications; and to provide an overview of current messages from research and underpinning knowledge.

Keeping children safe : preventing abuse among young children and young people

Leaflet intended to help all those involved in bringing up children protect them from harm by highlighting the problem of children sexually abusing other children, explaining the warning signs to look out for and steps which can be taken to prevent such abuse.

John : Disability and allegations against carers : Case Narrative

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. A school is concerned about the behaviour of a disabled child who receives monthly respite care.

Anon: Ripley book project

A resource for professionals working with sexually abused children and young people that contains a collection of stories, poetry and pictures by a group of young people who met through an NSPCC service, which helped them come to terms with the experience of sexual abuse.