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Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse prevention toolkit

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has published a free online toolkit to help prevent children and young people from being sexually abused. Eradicating child sexual abuse (ECSA) is designed be used in any part of the world, and enables professionals to: understand child sexual abuse; see solutions that others have used around the world; design a local plan that fits their needs.

Source: Lucy Faithfull Foundation  Date: 08 February 2017

Further information: Welcome to the ECSA toolkit (PDF) 

 

Preventing child sexual abuse: video

The NSPCC has launched a video exploring steps we can take to keep children safe from sexual abuse by thinking through the potential risks in children’s daily lives and taking action to protect them. Examples include: ensuring babysitters have trusted references; ensuring robust safeguarding procedures are in place in schools and other organisations; and thinking about the physical environment, making sure children are kept safe by checking on areas that are infrequently used or left unsupervised.

Source: NSPCC  Date: 20 February 2017

Further information: Preventing child sexual abuse (video)

 

News

Updates to National documents

Working Together to Safeguard Children updated July 2018 - click here for updated version

Information Sharing - Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers updated July 2018 - updated version here