Portrait of Dr Sophie Laws

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. 

Portrait of Diana Parkinson

Diana Parkinson

Evaluating the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: An insider's perspectivechevron_right

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.

Portrait of Anna Glinski

Anna Glinski

"But they must have known!" Effectively working with non-abusing parentschevron_right

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.

Portrait of Dr Sophie Laws

Dr Sophie Laws

Working together to fill the knowledge gaps on child sexual abusechevron_right

In January, the CSA Centre hosted a workshop for research funders, with contributions from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and the Office of National Statistics (ONS), to identify key knowledge gaps and discuss how to prioritise addressing these gaps. Here, our Deputy Director for Research and Evaluation shares her reflections on the day and highlights key points from the discussion.

Portrait of Anna Glinski

Anna Glinski

Learning lessons on intra-familial child sexual abusechevron_right

This month the report from the joint targeted area inspections (JTAI) into the multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment revealed many areas for improvement, particularly around training needs and strategic responses. Here, our Deputy Director for Knowledge and Practice Development Anna Glinski reflects on the report and what needs to be done to ensure the multi-agency response dramatically improves.

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