|Responding to child sexual abuse: Learning from children’s services in Wales
This important new study provides new evidence based on a sample of social care records relating to children in two Welsh local authorities. In addition, two focus groups were undertaken with 10 social workers from the two local authorities.
The study highlights significant issues which we believe have a major impact on current understandings of the scale and nature of abuse, and the way in which services are organised and resources prioritised. Most importantly, they are likely to have a profound impact on the level and quality of support that many sexually abused children receive from local services.
The issues identified are far from unique to Wales, and the findings will be equally relevant to those leading CSA policy and practice in England.