Portrait of Emma Harewood

Emma Harewood

"Data outputs are only as good as the information that the practitioners enter into the system"chevron_right

This guest blog is by Emma Harewood, Strategic Lead at the Lighthouse. She shares her team’s experiences using the CSA Centre's data improvement tool to help assess their case management system and identify areas for improvement. A great and open account of how it was using the tool and how it has benefitted the Lighthouse's practice.

Portrait of Kairika Karsna

Kairika Karsna

Not Just Numberschevron_right

In this blog, Kairika Karsna, our Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, reflects on the findings of her most recent Scale and Nature report (with Professor Liz Kelly). She explores local variations in data, the implications of under-identification, why accurate recording is important and – essentially – how data can help us make better decisions to protect more children.

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Jabeer Butt

I was shocked: it doesn't feel like we've moved on from the ninetieschevron_right

The CEO of the Race Equality Foundation, Jabeer Butt, reflects on our latest report ‘Improving responses to the sexual abuse of Black, Asian and minority ethnic children’ with this impassioned guest blog.

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Stuart Allardyce

Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Roundtable Discussionchevron_right

This is a guest blog from Stuart, following a recent roundtable discussion hosted by him and Peter Yates' on their paper for us on sibling sexual abuse. In this post he reflects on some of the conversations that were had amongst the policy and practice attendees and shares some conclusions on what must happen next. 

Portrait of Ian Dean

Ian Dean

Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy: Reflectionschevron_right

In this blog Ian reflects on the Tackling CSA Strategy, this country’s first ever cross-government approach to tackling child sexual abuse. Whilst it presents the first step towards a strategic approach to tackling this national threat consistently - and with a clear head - this blog focusses on two points in more detail: the need for much better information on the true prevalence of child sexual abuse, and the importance of maintaining the strategy’s broad and very welcome focus on all forms of child sexual abuse.

Blog posts give the views of the author, and are not necessarily those of the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse.