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.
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.
Dr Sophie Laws
Sexual abuse of Black, Asian and minority ethnic children and young people: 'People don't talk about it'chevron_right
In this blog Sophie highlights the publication of new research published by the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) considering the experience of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities. This research is important given the relative paucity of research considering child sexual abuse of children from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Diana Parkinson, reflects on the process of evaluating the CSA Practice Leads Programme in a social work context and how this has helped to shape our future work in this area.
Our Deputy Director for Knowledge and Practice Development highlights the importance of effective working with non-abusing parents and carers when there are concerns of intra-familial 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.