Publications & Resources
A full list of research, practice guidance and reports by the CSA Centre
Improving the response to child sexual abuse in London: Learning from a pilot programme led by the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse and the London Safeguarding Children Partnership
In 2021, the CSA Centre was commissioned by the London Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) to design and deliver a holistic package of support to improve the identification and response to child sexual abuse in three London boroughs: Barking & Dagenham, Ealing, and Hackney. This report details the results and feedback from participants.
Improving the response to child sexual abuse in policing: Learning from a pilot of child sexual abuse training for frontline police officers and those in specialist child protection roles
In 2022, the CSA Centre piloted two training courses for police officers and staff to supplement existing training provision in police forces and address knowledge gaps around identifying and responding to child sexual abuse. This report details the results of the pilot and participant feedback.
Diana Parkinson, adapted by Lorraine Myles (CSA Centre)
Communicating with parents and carers: A guide for education professionals when there are concerns about sexual abuse or behaviour
This guide has been developed to help safeguarding teams and wider education staff talk to and provide a supportive response to parents when concerns about sexual abuse have been raised, or when such abuse has been identified.
Anna Glinski and Natasha Sabin, adapted by Lorraine Myles (CSA Centre)
Communicating with children: A guide for education professionals when there are concerns about sexual abuse or behaviour
This guide aims to help anyone working in education provision in England and Wales to communicate with and support children in situations where sexual abuse is suspected or identified.
Lorraine Myles and Natasha Sabin (CSA Centre) and Joe Dove
Safety planning in education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour
This resource is designed to guide professionals' thinking in supporting children of any age, including those with special education needs, following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour. It is for all professionals in schools or other places of learning for children, including pupil referral units and special schools; it is not just for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). Designed to be used along side the CSA Centre's school safety plan template.
Research & evidence
Child sexual abuse in 2020/2021: Trends in official data
Our 2020/21 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.
Diana Parkinson (CSA Centre)
Supporting parents and carers: A guide for those working with families affected by child sexual abuse
The guide aims is designed to help professionals provide a supportive response to parents when concerns about the sexual abuse of their child have been raised, or when such abuse has been identified. This includes situations where the child may have been sexually abused by an adult or adults, or experienced another child’s harmful sexual behaviour; the abuse or harmful behaviour may have taken place inside or outside their family environment.
Anna Glinski and Natasha Sabin (CSA Centre)
Communicating with children guide
This practice guide is designed to help professionals communicate with the children they work with in relation to child sexual abuse, including when they have concerns that such abuse is happening.
Piloting the multi-agency Child Sexual Abuse Practice Leads Programme in Wales: Learning report
The multi-agency Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Practice Leads Programme was piloted between October 2020 and March 2021 in two Welsh local authority areas. A small group of professionals from a range of agencies in those areas were selected by their managers to take part. This report details the results of the pilot and participant feedback.
Training on intra-familial child sexual abuse for social work students – two approaches: Learning report
This learning report summarises findings from the CSA Centre’s self-evaluation of the online delivery of its a one-day introductory course for students and its three-day ‘train the trainer’ course for HEIs’ staff members, based on feedback surveys completed by the participants.