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Latest news and work

The latest news, insights, publications and opportunities from our team.

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Setting the story straight on Cleveland

In this compelling new blog our Deputy Director Anna Glinski, reflects on Bea Campbell’s new book to revisit the impact of Cleveland and how it must inform how professionals respond to child sexual abuse today.

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PhD student workshop

Are you currently undertaking PhD research related to child sexual abuse? We’re inviting PhD researchers to join us for a friendly and participative free one-day workshop at London Metropolitan University on Tuesday the 30th April, to speak about, and present, their ongoing research.

The workshop is a unique opportunity for researchers across disciplines and specialities to have an informal and supportive conversation about their work, share individual challenges, and recent successes. To register your interest in attending and presenting your work at this in-person workshop, please complete our expression of interest form by Friday 29th March.

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Trends in official data 2022/23

Our new report, Child sexual abuse in 2022/23: Trends in official data collates the latest data across local authorities, policing, criminal justice and sexual assault referral centres to explore how child sexual abuse is being identified and responded to in England and Wales.

New analysis by the CSA Centre shows that children are more likely than adults to be the victims of sexual offences. They are the victims in 40% of all sexual offences – including rape and sexual assault – yet make up just 20% of the population in England & Wales. Find out more in the full report.

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Support Matters

We have released the most comprehensive study to-date of the current landscape of service provision in response to child sexual abuse in England & Wales.

In this landmark research, the CSA Centre found just 488 services providing support to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and their families, yet an estimated 500,000 children will suffer some form of child sexual abuse every year. Find out more in the full report.

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Keeping child sexual abuse on the agenda

The start of a new year is always a good moment to take stock. Our Director, Ian Dean, reflects on how productive 2023 was for the CSA Centre and looks ahead to some of the work that will keep us busy into 2024..

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National review into child sexual abuse within the family environment

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has appointed the CSA Centre to be the lead reviewers in a National Review into child sexual abuse within the family environment.

Working closely with the Panel Leads, our work will explore the specific challenges which feature in the identification, assessment, and response to child sexual abuse within a family environment. The review will also seek to address how multi-agency safeguarding practice can improve the way they protect and respond to children.

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