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 the prevalence of child sexual abuse.
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 child sexual abuse. It looks at the differences in victim and perpetrator self-report survey methodologies used internationally to measure the prevalence of child sexual abuse (including child sexual exploitation) in order to identify good practice that could be replicated here (and which might facilitate comparisons with studies in other countries).