Child sexual abuse

Published: 09/08/2019


Child sexual abuse (CSA) takes many forms and the following information will briefly describe and define the various types of CSA as well as outlining the work around investigation of Institutional CSA currently being undertaken in the UK.

A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities. This doesn't have to be physical contact and it can happen online. Sometimes the child won't understand that what's happening to them is abuse. They may not even understand that it's wrong (NSPCC 2017).