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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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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Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care

Research into the number and nature of child abuse allegations made against foster carers and residential care workers in the UK.

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