Thank you for visiting ECSA.
This site is a free toolkit.
It is provided by Lucy Faithfull Foundation - a child protection charity based in UK.
It will help you prevent children from being sexually abused.
With this toolkit you can design a local plan that fits your needs.
This web site will help you:
Understand child sexual abuse.
Decide what kinds of child sexual abuse are a problem in your area, city, country.
Plan solutions that fit your needs.
See solutions others have used from around the world.
This ECSA toolkit is all about preventing the sexual abuse of children.
what is child sexual abuse?
There are many forms of child sexual abuse.
Different places and cultures have different issues.
how to prevent child sexual abuse
Child sexual abuse is preventable - it is not inevitable.
It is a public health problem which requires interventions across all levels of society.
Steps towards prevention
It also shows how those barriers can be made stronger, so that abuse is prevented.
These barriers involve:
- The individual at risk of abusing
- The child or young person at risk of being abused
- Protective adults and young people
Steps towards prevention.pdfdownload
Preventing abuse theory
Preventing abuse theory.pdfdownload
Here are some first steps you can take
Think about child sexual abuse in your community
What are the strengths in your community? What are the problems?
Bring people together
Who can you ask to help? Who can help prevent child sexual abuse?
Decide a way forward
Which problems are most common and need to change first?
These documents (below) will help you create a child sexual abuse prevention strategy
Developing your strategy
What to think about when planning a strategy? What sort of things should it include?
A working tool
Plan and record your own strategy.
Strategy template and examples
Example strategies which will help you when planning your own strategy.
Interventions and resources from across the globe
Identify interventions of interest
Unspoken Words/Le Parole Non Dette
A personal safety skills programme designed to teach child sexual abuse prevention skills for use with children in primary schools.
Advocacy and Legal
Body Safety Training
A series of ten lessons for parents or teachers to deliver to children aged 3-8 which cover body safety as well as general safety.
Break the Silence
Three animations on DVD accompanied by discussion toolkits which examine child sexual abuse. 1) A child sexually abused by her father (Daughter). 2) another child abused by a paedophile (A Good Boy). 3) The story of two sisters who end up as sex slaves in a brothel.
ECPAT Supporting Marginalised Youth in Peru
Group based educational activities delivered by men to groups of boys in High Schools designed to prevent sexual violence and commercial sexual exploitation through examining gender roles and norms and harm caused by abuse.
Guide to Relationships and Sex
A range of sex education DVDs for children and young people, including those with disabilities.
Let's Talk About Sex - Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health
A book for older children and teenagers that talks about all aspects of sex and sexual development.
Multi-Systemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviours
A community programme which treats each individual and family as unique. Treatment incorporates intensive family therapy, parent training, skills building, cognitive-behavioural therapy and community interventions.