Child Sexual Abuse

Support For Grooming Victims Like Corrie's Bethany Is Vital

Javed Khan | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Javed Khan

Having to tell your story over and over again means having to relive the trauma, and repeated questioning can mean that children feel like they are to blame for their own abuse. This can be hugely distressing for a child or young person who has already been through so much and can lead to them questioning whether anyone believes them.

We Must Act Now To Stop Child Sex Dolls Creating An 'Acceptable' Route To Paedophilia

Javed Khan | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

Disturbing technological advances are revolutionising the underground sex industry - and provoking strong debate.

Sex Grooming: We Must Protect The Vulnerable

Qari Asim | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Qari Asim

The focus on race and religion of the perverse criminals detracts from the real issue. Sexual abuse is not an 'Asian issue' or a 'Muslim issue' - when it comes to wider child abuse nearly 90% of those convicted and on the sex offenders register are white men.

We Should Not Lose Sympathy When Three Girls Become Women

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

When we see women with addictions, in prison or having their children removed by social services, we can be quick to judge with little thought as to the traumatic experiences that underpin so many of these women's lives.

Three Girls: BBC One Drama About Child Sex Abuse Is Disturbing But Essential Viewing

Javed Khan | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

We now know that Rochdale was not an isolated case. Child sexual exploitation has been uncovered in towns, cities and counties all over the country and it affects both girls and boys from all backgrounds. It is committed by abusers from all walks of life, ethnicities, cultures and classes and it robs children of their childhoods and tears families apart.

When A Bad Day Becomes A Good Day

Thuy Yau | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Thuy Yau

Today should be considered a good day. I went to student placement. Facilitated my first ever proper workshop. I got wonderful feedback from the young...

Corrie's Grooming Storyline Could Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation

Javed Khan | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Javed Khan

Bethany's story is a stark reminder that children and young people all over the country need the support Barnardo's offers. It's brave programming by Coronation Street's creators and could protect children from abuse and exploitation.

Making It Happen: A World Without Child Sexual Abuse

Peter Wanless | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Peter Wanless

Right now, an average of one child in every twenty has suffered sexual abuse. Every child is affected differently. But for many, it can ruin their c...

A 'Low-Level' Image Is Still A Child Whose Abuse And Suffering Goes On

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Susie Hargreaves

IWF CEO busts top five myths of child sexual abuse images and videos on the internet. The recent comments by Chief Constable Simon Bailey appear to h...

Leading The Way In Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

Javed Khan | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent high profile cases like those in Rotherham, Oxford and Rochdale have shown us all that we need to get better at tackling child sexual abuse. I...

Sex And Relationship Education: Give Children The Tools To Protect Themselves

Javed Khan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

There is agreement from MPs of all parties, experts and organisations representing children - including Barnardo's - that change in this area is needed urgently but the government still needs a gentle push in the right direction. It's time to listen to what our children are telling us - they need the knowledge that will help keep them safe. They have spoken loud and clear and we cannot ignore them.

David Beckham Raises Awareness Around Child Abuse In New Unicef Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

David Beckham has appeared in a new film for Unicef, highlighting the lifelong scars that emotional and physical abuse leaves on children. Beckham, wh...

Eric Bristow Condemned By Everyone For Tweets About Football Abuse Victims

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

Former world darts champion Eric Bristow has received universal condemnation after questioning the bravery of footballers who have spoken out about be...

FA Launches Independent Inquiry After Child Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK

The Football Association (FA) has launched an independent inquiry after more than 20 football players have come forward to seek help over allegations ...

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

20 Years Progress In Battle To Rid The Internet Of Indecent Images Of Children

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

This is not a problem that any one organisation or sector can solve on its own. We have to work together. And furthermore, this is not just a problem in the UK, but a global crime that transcends borders and requires a coordinated global response.

Preventing Child Abuse: How To Work With Paedophiles To Stop The First Crime From Happening

Juliet Grayson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Juliet Grayson

The earlier they contact StopSO, the fewer victims are created, and the easier it is for the perpetrator to change their behaviour. Eighty-five per cent of these perpetrators referred themselves, and eight per cent were 'non-offending paedophiles,' who recognise that they have a sexual preference for children but are determined not to act on it, or break the law.

Unearthing The Web - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Christian Berg | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

All too often, the internet is used for crimes that remain unexposed. In reality, we are in the dark about just how many problems have arisen from its existence. Just last year, a study from the UK government security service Get Safe Online, revealed that half of Britons have experienced crime online -- everything from identity theft, to hacking, to online abuse.

How The Olympics Could Be Boosting An 'Epidemic' In Child Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

On beaches near Olympics venues in Rio, children’s bodies are being sold. Girls as young as eight are used as child prostitutes in Brazil, in what e...

Lowell Goddard Resigns As Head of Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has lost its chair, after Dame Lowell Goddard gave Home Secretary Amber Rudd her resignation. The resi...

NSPCC Releases Dinosaur Cartoon To Help Parents Talk To Kids About Sexual Abuse

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Parents

The NSPCC has launched a dinosaur cartoon to help parents talk to children about sexual abuse. The Pantosaurus animation, created by Bristol-based com...

NHS Staff Across the Country Are Vital to Stamping Out Child Sexual Abuse

Matthew Reed | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Matthew Reed

Stamping out child abuse is the responsibility of everyone who works with children and NHS staff - from receptionists to nurses and doctors - are ideally placed to spot the signs of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Child-on-Child Abuse Must Be Tackled

Javed Khan | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

We've left children to navigate their way through this explicit content and decide what is right and what is wrong. Even parents who provide loving homes don't necessarily know how to keep their children safe online. Children must be better protected and understand what the parameters of acceptable sexual behaviour are, so as a society we can prevent this from happening.

'When My Time Is Up, Have I Done Enough?' - Global Mission to Eradicate Child Sexual Exploitation

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

There are over three billion people around the world with internet access and there are enormous benefits to an ever more connected society. But we must do more to ensure that the internet remains safe for young people to explore, create, dream and achieve their true potential.

A Society in the Dark

Christian Berg | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

Last week, the NSPCC released its annual 'How safe are our children? 2016' report. The report suggests that the Internet used in eight cases of child sex abuse every day. However, we feel that this latest number from the NSPCC is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the actual volume of child sexual abuse cases that have occurred online and go unreported to the police.