Our scoping study highlighted a lack of a comprehensive picture on child sexual abuse and an inability to monitor changes over time . In order to successfully address the knowledge gaps we need a survey to measure CSA prevalence.
The CSA Centre is working with partners – Durham University and NatCen Social Research – to develop a new kind of prevalence survey of child sexual abuse. We are currently engaging stakeholders and seeking funding for the survey.
What can we learn from the methods used in international surveys?
Professor Lorraine Radford
To inform the development of a prevalence survey for England and Wales, we commissioned Prof Lorraine Radford to review victim and perpetrator surveys used internationally to measure the prevalence of CSA. It looks at the differences in victim and perpetrator self-report survey methodologies used internationally to measure the prevalence of CSA (including CSE) in order to identify good practice that could be replicated here (and which might facilitate comparisons with studies in other countries).