sexual abuse

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.

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.

Report that calls on the Secretary of State for Education to take the lead in ensuringa fundamental shift in policy, practiceand service delivery in England.

It makes the case for a minister, supported by dedicated officials, to take responsibility and set out a clear plan of action for all agencies to: raise awareness to improve early identification of child sexual exploitation, improve statutory responses and the provision of services, improve the evidence and improve prosecution procedures.

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.

Report on research carried out by the NSPCC into the availability and accessibility of therapeutic services for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse in Northern Ireland. Funded by the Private Equity Foundation, this research aimed to map the services provided for children who have been sexually abused currently provided by a range of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations.

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale continuous survey measuring peoples’ experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on, annually, 16,000 in-home face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland.

The results for 2008-09 are presented in a series of reports including this one which provides information on stalking and sexual victimisation.

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.