The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA) has been established to help bring about significant and system-wide change in how child sexual abuse is responded to locally and nationally.
We will do this by identifying, generating and sharing high quality evidence of what works to prevent and tackle Child Sexual Abuse (including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)), to inform both policy and practice.
The Centre is funded by the Home Office, led by Barnardo’s, and works closely with key partners from academic institutions, local authorities, health, education, police, and the voluntary sector.
All our activity works towards the overarching goal of having a positive impact for children and young people.
We are at a very early stage in our work and have just started to put our team in place.
Our first initial areas of work.have just been published and we have outlined our
We are encouraging all sectors and organisational levels to engage with us, so that we can understand the needs of frontline staff, commissioners and those with responsibility for producing strategic responses to child sexual abuse.
Our ultimate aim is to have a positive impact for children and young people, and to do that we need to know what we can do to most usefully support you. Our consultation on our priorities has just closed but please sign up to our newsletter.