Opportunities for prevention: Improving access to information, education and support about child sexual abuse

Issue 19 of the Institute of Child Protection Studies Research to Practice Series

Authors: Vicky Saunders, Emeritus Professor Morag McArthur

The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. Issue 19 explores the opportunities for preventing child sexual abuse through improving access to information, education and support; the relevant target groups; and implications for policy and practice.

This issue is based on a study conducted by ICPS for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which examined the service needs and help-seeking behaviours of professionals, parents, community members and individuals in relation to concerns about child sexual abuse, as well as the functions and effectiveness of existing services.

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