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The following reports and publications are links to key documents in relation to the prevention of child sexual abuse globally. The list is not exhaustive and will be added to periodically.


Nature and scale of problem


Out of the Shadows 2020

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) launches "Out of the shadows" index –

Unicef - a familiar face 2017 

A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents - UNICEF  DATA


Terminology and definitions


Luxembourg Guidelines 2016

ECPAT terminology guidelines - Luxembourg guidelines Sexual exploitation


Relevant conventions


The Lanzarote Convention 2010

Lanzarote Committee - Opinion on Article 23 of the Lanzarote Convention and  its explanatory note


Responding to child sexual abuse


United Nations Childrens Fund - Action to end child sexual abuse and exploitation - A review of the evidence 2020

Front page of the CSAE evidence review

WHO Clinical Guidelines 2017

WHO | Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused



Prevention of child sexual abuse


UNICEF - Preventing and Responding 2015 

Frequently Asked Questions | UNICEF

UNICEF - Promising Programmes 2020

Promising programmes to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse and  exploitation | UNICEF

WHO - Preventing Child Maltreatment Guide 2006

Preventing Child Maltreatment:

Together for Girls - Technical Resources 2016

External Resources - Together For Girls

Save the Children - Child Protection Systems in Africa 2011

Save the Children admits failings after leaked report backs up  inappropriate behaviour claims | Third Sector

UNODC - Tool for Elimination of Violence against Children 2015

Global Programme to end Violence Against Children_publication and resources

NSPCC - Public Health Challenge Review 2011

Press office | NSPCC

NCBI - The Need for a Comprehensive Public Health Approach to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse 2014

National Center for Biotechnology Information - Wikipedia

ATSA - Sexual Abuse as a Public Health Problem 2011



Monitoring and evaluation


CHASE - Guidance Notes 2013

How to note Violence against Women and Girls: Practical guidance on  programme design Part B - GOV.UK

Child on Europe - Child Abuse Guidelines 2009


MEASURE - Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators 2008

MEASURE Evaluation



Examples of local strategic responses


UNICEF - Violence Against Children in Tanzania 2011 

A study of the drivers of violence against children | UNICEF United  Republic of Tanzania

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse - Action Research Intervention Model 2014

Full article: Twice Silenced: The Underreporting of Child Sexual Abuse in  Orthodox Jewish Communities

UNICEF - Promising Programmes 2015

UNICEF | LinkedIn

NSPCC - Preventing Child Sexual Abuse 2015

NSPCC (@NSPCC) | Twitter



Sexual abuse in conflict-affected settings


RHRC - Gender-Based Violence Tools 2004

Gender-based Violence Tools Manual

Save the Children - Gender-Based Violence Tools 2004

How to Design Projects to End Violence Against Women and Girls: A  step-by-step guide to taking action | Resource Centre



Child Trafficking


UNICEF - Guidelines on the Protection of Victims 2006


UNODC - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018

Trafficking in Persons



Transnational sex offending


ECPAT - Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism 2021

Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in  Travel and Tourism – Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network




Online harm


We Protect - Model National Response 2016

The Model National Response - WePROTECT Global Alliance



Youth sexual violence


NSPCC - Harmful Sexual Behaviour Framework 2019

Harmful sexual behaviour framework: an evidence-informed operational  framework for children and young people displaying harmful