sexual offending

85 percent of child sex abuse goes undetected

The Children's Commissioner has called for urgent action to improve the prevention and early identification of child sex abuse and the support provided for victims. The report, Protecting children from harm: A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network in England and priorities for action, reveals that the vast majority of child sexual abuse (66%) takes place within the family or its trusted circle.

Comment on Ched Evans

Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of footballer Ched Evans, Richard Garside, the Centre's director, said:

'I have been shocked and appalled by the vile and hateful sexism stirred up by this case. It has no place in football, or in British society more generally. It must be challenged consistently and systematically rooted out.

'Ched Evans' victim deserves our full and complete support. She has been through a terrible ordeal, one that continues to this day. Those who are hounding her need to be dealt with promptly and decisively.

Real solutions to child abuse

Last week the Home Secretary, Theresa May, spoke of her dismay over the number of child abusers who have been able to operate in the past, as well as today.

We've done quite a bit of work over recent years on the context within which child abuse flourishes. Here's a quick rundown of the main bits.

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