sexual abuse

Article that evaluates the effectiveness of current medical and psychological interventions for individuals at risk of sexually abusing children, both in known abusers and those at risk of abusing.

Report of a research project with the aim of gaining an understanding of contemporary service provision for young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour in a UK context.

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. 

Childline video animation on the dangers of losing control in relationships.

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.

Video animation about what it is to care for someone and not abuse or exploit them. 

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.

Briefing that outlines the elements of an effective local response to child sexual exploitation. It suggests how local authorities and other stakeholders can tackle this abuse, and the advantages of partnership working and information sharing.