Sexual abuse Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on sexual abuse.

Keeping children safe - The Underwear Rule

A simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

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What can I do?

Parents' guide to recognising the signs of sexual abuse in children.

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Child abuse and neglect - Harmful sexual behaviour

Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.

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Child abuse and neglect - Child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.

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Learning from case reviews - Hidden men: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where agencies were unaware of men who posed a risk to the child or who could have protected the child.

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Estimating the costs of child sexual abuse in the UK

Report using research literature to estimate the overall costs of child sexual abuse in the UK at £3.2bn in 2012.

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Social workers' knowledge and confidence when working with cases of child sexual abuse

Report by Coventry University from research with social workers, managers and LSCB chairs in England exploring issues and challenges.

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How safe are our children? 2014

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK for 2014.

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Stepping into the unknown

Our report about what 16-18 year olds contacted ChildLine about in 2012/13.  It looks at the challenges of transition to adulthood. 

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