To deal effectively with a problem as pervasive and important as child sexual abuse requires the involvement of everyone with a stake in preventing such abuse. Expertise lies in practice knowledge as well as in academic research. We bring together experts from health, social care, education, policing and multi-agency perspectives to build a breadth of understanding and dialogue at the CSA Centre.

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Understanding parents' needs

When their child is sexually exploited, what parents want are respectful, honest relationships with professionals who have some appreciation of what they are experiencing. Our report that provides clear and practical advice for practitioners in enabling parents to maintain or rebuild positive, supportive relationships when their child has been sexually exploited.

Local commissioning

A rapid review of local commissioning, combining a literature review with detailed exploration of commissioning in five local authority areas in 2017.

Key messages from research on child sexual abuse

Bringing together up-to-date research into accessible overviews, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse