Sexual abuse At a glance
A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities. This doesn't have to be physical contact, and it can happen online. Sometimes the child won't understand that what's happening to them is abuse. They may not even understand that it's wrong.
Help and advice
Signs, symptoms and effects
Keeping children safe
Research and resources
The Underwear Rule
Child sexual exploitation
Harmful sexual behaviour
What we do about sexual abuse
Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child
Letting the Future In
Women as Protectors
Turn the Page
National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS)
Protect and Respect
Get expert training and consultancy
Specialist and bespoke child protection courses
Child protection consultancy service
NSPCC Schools Service
It's time to fight
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