Sexual abuse Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research and safeguarding resources on sexual abuse. Visit our Research and resources page for more child protection and safeguarding information and advice.

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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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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Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

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Helpline highlight: the under-reporting of sexual abuse

Looks at contacts to the NSPCC between 2011-12 about sexual abuse. Part of the NSPCC's Helpline highlight series.

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Keeping children safe - Sexting: advice for parents

A guide for talking to your child about the risks of sexting, and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.

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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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