sexual offences

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 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.

Report that outlines findings of research conducted by Natcen Social Research on victim/survivor and public attitudes to sentencing sexual offences.

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.

Report that sheds light on children with disabilities who are suffering from sexual violence - abuse that goes unacknowledged, both by communities and by the state; is shrouded in taboos; and is rarely discussed or investigated.

The report seeks to address this and make the issue more visible, as well as challenge governments and communities, including the international community, to tackle it head on.

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

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

The 2009/10 survey is the second sweep of the SCJS, with the first having been conducted in 2008/09.