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Sexual abuse involving child siblings is thought to be the most common form of intra-familial child sexual abuse, perhaps up to three times as common as sexual abuse of a child by a parent. In cases of sibling sexual abuse, the individual who has harmed and the individual who has been harmed are both children. This presents particular challenges which can lead to confused and confusing responses by professionals.   Read More ...


The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Barnardo’s Scotland have published the first national study of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland.   Read More ...


This survey follows the first, baseline survey of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees completed in summer 2016. Developed by the CSE Data Indicators Sub-Group1 of the National Child Sexual Exploitation Group, the purpose of this survey is to understand the improvements that have been achieved over the duration of the National Action Plan.   Read More ...


The paper sets out CELCIS’ response to the consultation on Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Healthcare and Forensic Medical Services for People who have Experienced Rape, Sexual Assault, or Child Sexual Abuse: Children Young People and Adults (Draft Final Indicators).   Read More ...


Our submission supports the alignment of responses to child sexual abuse with the Barnahus approach.   Read More ...


To help professionals make evidence-based decisions, the NSPCC has published a briefing introducing the data available on child sexual abuse and exploitation.   Read More ...


This report details the journey of Stop to Listen from planning to implementation and evaluation. It will focus on the changes the pathfinders applied in their localities and the learning captured from evaluating this.   Read More ...


The Department for Education has published its annual children in need census in England for 2017 to 2018. The numbers are based on data from 152 local authorities in England and Wales. The report provides total numbers and demographics - such as gender, age and reason for assessment - of children referred to local authority social care services, children assessed to be ‘in need’, and children with child protection plans. Cases reported on include referrals, referrals leading to no further action, assessments, initial child protection conferences, child protection plans and child protection plan reviews.   Read More ...


A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network in England and priorities for action.   Read More ...


A framework is proposed for a more systematic understanding of the effects of child sexual abuse.   Read More ...


This study draws in part from statistically validated assumptions regarding prevalence, age relationships and role characteristics of child sexual abuse and in part from correlations and observations that have emerged as self-evident within an extended network of child abuse treatment programs and self-help organizations.   Read More ...


Community disclosure is now running in your area. This will provide a formal route for the public to directly raise child protection concerns and be confident that action will follow.   Read More ...


A blog by Moyra Hawthorn detailing a decade striving for justice.   Read More ...

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