Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
Our aim is to reduce the impact of child sexual abuse through improved prevention and better response.
The scale and nature of child sexual abuse
An introduction to intra-familial child sexual abuse
The Child Sexual Abuse Practice Leads Programme
Understanding and responding to harmful sexual behaviour
Read our blogs
24 Nov 2022
Telling the truth
15 Jul 2022
People don’t talk about it: reflections two years on
29 Apr 2022
Have confidence in your skills: navigating our response to sibling sexual harm
25 Mar 2022
Have we finally reached ‘the next hinterland’?
Understanding child sexual abuse online
Responding to harmful sexual behaviour in education settings
Speaking to children about sexual abuse
Since we were founded in 2017, the CSA Centre has sought to improve the understanding of and response to child sexual abuse.
Funded by the Home Office and hosted by Barnardo’s, our team collates and analyses existing research, policy, practice, and the experiences of survivors, to allow us to fill the gaps with new research, insights and analysis.
With a multi-disciplinary team, we then use that evidence and insight to develop new approaches and apply learning in practice through training and resources.
By professionals, researchers, policymakers, businesses and communities working together, we believe that we can tackle child sexual abuse.