Publications & Resources

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

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.

September 2023

Practice resources

Peter Yates (University of Edinburgh) and Stuart Allardyce (Lucy Faithfull Foundation)

Sibling sexual behaviour: A guide to responding to inappropriate, problematic and abusive behaviour

This practice guide is intended to help professionals navigate key decisions at the various stages of a case where there are concerns about sexual behaviour involving siblings. Such behaviour may range from developmentally appropriate through inappropriate or problematic to abusive.

September 2023

Key messages from research

Sara Scott (DMSS Research)

Key messages from research on intra-familial child sexual abuse (second edition)

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 on child sexual abuse with family settings is an update of the original 2018 edition.

May 2023

Research & evidence

Kairika Karsna

Improving your data on child sexual abuse: A practical guide for organisations

Update of the original 2019 version. This guide offers much-needed practical advice for organisations about the data they collect on child sexual abuse, and how they should record it. It sets out 21 core items of data which all organisations responding to child sexual abuse should try to collect. It has been designed to use along side our interactive data improvement tool.