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Child Sexual Abuse
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  • "If only someone had listened"
    Sue Berelowitz, Jenny Clifton, Carlene Firimin, Sandra Gulyurtlu, Gareth Edwards
    Despite increased awareness and a heightened state of alert regarding child sexual exploitation children are still slipping through the net and falling prey to sexual predators. Serious gaps remain in the knowledge, practice and services required to tackle this problem.
  • A novel, intensive home-visiting intervention for runaway, sexually exploited girls
    Laurel D. Edinburgh, Elizabeth M. Saewyc
    This study both describes a home-visiting intervention program for young, sexually assaulted runaways (10 - 14 years old) and provides preliminary outcomes from the first 20 female participants.
  • Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1 Youth-Produced Sexual Content
    Internet Watch Foundation
    This Paper introduces the key findings of a quantitative study of youth-produced sexual content online.
  • Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action
    UNICEF
    Provides evidence of effective programmes to address violence against children drawn from UNICEF's decades of experience, and informed by key partners.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children
    UNICEF
    The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children, with global figures and data from 190 countries. Where relevant, data are disaggregated by age and sex, to provide insights into risk and protective factors.
  • Running from hate to what you think is love: The relationship between running away and child sexual exploitation
    Emilie Smeaton
    This report focuses on different cases of sexual exploitation on children. The report has a strong background information, with true examples. It tries to identify the problem of disappearance due to abuse.
  • Still Hidden
    Nicola Sharp
    The article underlines and explores the possible link between children that go missing and child sexual exploitation.
  • Whose child now? Fifteen years of working to prevent the sexual exploitation of children in the UK
    Stacey, L.
    Report exploring the continuing hidden nature of the problem of sexually exploited children and describes what Barnardo's is doing today, while suggesting what action still remains to be taken to further protect exploited children and young people.