We are pleased to publish the final report of an evaluation conducted by Research in Practice and the University of Bedfordshire. The report concludes that the CSA Centre has established itself as a hub of balanced, independent, and trusted evidence related to child sexual abuse, representing a range of expertise from academia and practice.
We want to thank all of our stakeholders who contributed to the report through interviews, surveys, event feedback and engaging with us and our work online.
Generated a large body of close to 40 publications including practice tools, effectiveness studies and research reports
Significantly contributed to understanding of the scale of child sexual abuse
Engaged a wide range of stakeholders, including thousands of practitioners through their Practice Improvement Advisors
Contributed to a cultural shift in the understanding of child sexual abuse, recognising CSE as a form of CSA while ensuring it doesn’t eclipse the issue of CSA more braodly
Promoted a balanced, independent view of CSA
Offered a centralised approach by a trusted independent organisation, bringing together expertise from policy and practice to improve responses to CSA, seen through their typology of offending and CSA data collection template
Influenced a range of key policy documents, frameworks and government strategies
Evaluating the CSA Practice Leads Programme in Social work
An insider’s perspective, reflecting on the process of evaluating the intensive programme and how this has helped to shape our future work in this area.
Don’t wait for them to tell us
Reflecting on what needs to be done within the statutory child protection system to best respond when children signal or speak out about the abuse and harm they are experiencing.