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

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A tribute to Liz

All of us at the CSA Centre are devastated by the death of our colleague and friend Liz Jones, who sadly passed away last month. Liz was an exceptional member of our team – a passionate advocate for children, families and adult survivors, hugely knowledgeable and with a depth of experience in the field of child sexual abuse that few could match.  She will be very deeply missed.

Liz will be remembered as someone who spent her life fighting for vulnerable children, adults and their families, with a particular passion and expertise in tackling child sexual abuse. The impact she made in this regard is tremendous. Liz’s death is a not only a loss to her family, friends and colleagues, but the children for whom she devoted her career.  We hope to continue the great work she begun and make her proud of the changes we make.

Our Director Ian Dean’s words of tribute to Liz

Support Matters: Overview of services for adults

Our second helpful overview of the key findings and implications of our Support Matters research focusses on the services supporting adult victims/survivors of child sexual abuse. It explores the provision and availability of support for adults affected by childhood sexual abuse across England and Wales, and highlights key gaps and needs.

Written for organisations delivering services, professionals working with adult victims /survivors or those with responsibility for commissioning support, read this and our previous overview on the Support Matters page.

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Support Matters: Overview of services for children and parents

Building on our full Support Matters report, we have published a helpful overview of the key findings and implications of the research, focused specifically on the services supporting children who may have been sexually abused and their parents, as well as for children displaying harmful sexual behaviour.

Written for organisations delivering services, professionals working with children and those with responsibilities for commissioning support, this overview of services for children and parents affected by sexual abuse summarises what is known about the current provision of services for children across England and Wales today.

Read the overview
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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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