Publications & Resources

A full list of research, practice guidance and reports by the CSA Centre

July 2024

Research & evidence

Sukhwant Dhaliwal (London Metropolitan University)

DOI: 10.47117/AXXZ8961

Child sexual abuse of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage children: A knowledge review

This review commissioned by the CSA Centre and Barnardo’s SEEN draws on 79 publications, based on 59 separate research projects, and four focus group sessions with African, Asian and Caribbean heritage academics, professionals and experts by experience. It explores the nature of sexual abuse, its impacts, the barriers that prevent children talking about it, and how concerns about it are identified and responded to, both within communities and by services. It recommends further research to inform and drive improvements.

May 2024

Research & evidence

Diana Parkinson and Milly Steele

DOI: 10.47117/HVKL1364

Support Matters: An overview of services for adult victims/survivors of child sexual abuse

This overview summarises the findings and implications arising from the CSA Centre's Support Matters research, focusing on the support available for adult victims/survivors of child sexual abuse.

April 2024

Research & evidence

CSA Centre

Support matters: An overview of services for children and parents affected by sexual abuse

This overview summarises the findings and implications arising from the CSA Centre's Support Matters research, focusing on the support available for children who have been sexually abused and their parents. It also briefly looks at support provision for children who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour.

February 2024

Research & evidence

Kairika Karsna and Paige Bromley (CSA Centre)

Child sexual abuse in 2022/23: Trends in official data

Our 2022/23 report brings together data from children’s social care, policing, criminal justice and health, to build a picture of how agencies identify and respond to child sexual abuse and provide a unique insight into the changing trends in practice.

January 2024

Research & evidence

Diana Parkinson and Milly Steele

Support Matters: The landscape of child sexual abuse support services in England and Wales (full report)

The full report of Support Matters: The landscape of child sexual abuse support services in England and Wales. It presents the findings of the CSA Centre's comprehensive study of the current landscape of service provision in response to child sexual abuse in England & Wales.

January 2024

Research & evidence

Diana Parkinson and Milly Steele

Support Matters: The landscape of child sexual abuse support services in England and Wales (Foreword and executive summary)

The foreword and executive summary of report of Support Matters: The landscape of child sexual abuse support services in England and Wales. It presents a summary of the findings of the CSA Centre's comprehensive study of the current landscape of service provision in response to child sexual abuse in England & Wales.

January 2024

Other

CSA Centre

Support Matters: Briefing for policymakers, funders and commissioners

A short specific briefing which draws on the research findings in Support Matters: The landscape of child sexual abuse support services in England and Wales to prioritise information to aid funders and commissioners of services, and to policymakers. The briefing sets out the implications of the findings and poses questions to support reflection and review.

December 2023

Other

Jasmin Tregidga

Starting out on the Child Sexual Abuse Response Pathway: A guide for local partnerships

A guide for local partnerships to support the introduction of the Child Sexual Abuse Response Pathway in their locality.

October 2023

Key messages from research

Sarah Brown (University of the Sunshine Coast and University of the West of England) and Jasmin Tregidga (CSA Centre)

Key messages from research on harmful sexual behaviour in online contexts

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focused on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviours in online contexts.

October 2023

Key messages from research

Sarah Brown (University of the Sunshine Coast and University of the West of England)

Key messages from research on child sexual abuse by adults in online contexts

This paper brings together learning from existing research on child sexual abuse committed by adults in online contexts, the people who commit that abuse, and their victims. It is designed to be read alongside Key messages from research on child sexual abuse perpetrated by adults and Key messages from research on harmful sexual behaviour in online contexts, both published by the CSA Centre.