Through research we hope to identify what works to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse (including child sexual exploitation), and to inform both policy and practice. Ethics is at the core of all research supported and undertaken by the CSA Centre.

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) is chaired by an expert in ethics – Associate Professor Virginia Morrow. The Vice Chair is Dr Jane Evans, who has extensive research experience in this field. In addition to the Chair and Vice Chair, we have a pool of researchers from the field.

To ensure that each application is thoroughly reviewed, a REC application is reviewed by one pool member – their review is then passed on to the Chair and Vice Chair who undertake a second review of the application.

Further information on our commitment to ethical standards can be found in our Framework for Research Ethics.