Sexual abuse Research and resources

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

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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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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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Younger children and social networking sites: a blind spot

Research into the experiences of 11-12 year olds on social networking sites how to protect them.

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No one noticed, no one heard

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

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Boys and girls speak out: a qualitative study of children’s gender and sexual cultures

Research by Cardiff University looks at how younger children perceive gender, sexual identity and relationships. 

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Out alone guide

Advice for parents on how to prepare children for being out on their own.

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