Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership

Child Sexual Abuse

Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse have an ambitious research programme which will fill gaps in the knowledge about child sexual abuse and make sure our recommendations are informed by the latest learning.

Child Sexual Abuse:

Support for Families:

Sibling Sexual Abuse:

  • Tuesday 14th June, Radio 4’s File on 4 broadcasted a special episode about sibling sexual abuse (SSA). On the programme they debuted two of the National Sibling Sexual Abuse Project’s three key reports, all of which are now published online and accessible to the public and professionals alike. Although the project (which was funded by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice and hosted by Rape Crisis England and Wales) ended in March 2022, we hope that these reports will continue to assist and support you in providing the best possible support for those affected by SSA, the form of child sexual abuse considered to be most common within the family setting in the UK. These three reports are as follows and can be accessed on the project’s webpage, hosted by Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS):

Harmful Sexual Behaviour:


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