Publications & Resources

A full list of research, practice guidance and reports by the CSA Centre

October 2023

Key messages from research

Sarah Brown (University of the Sunshine Coast and University of the West of England)

Key messages from research on child sexual abuse by adults in online contexts

This paper brings together learning from existing research on child sexual abuse committed by adults in online contexts, the people who commit that abuse, and their victims. It is designed to be read alongside Key messages from research on child sexual abuse perpetrated by adults and Key messages from research on harmful sexual behaviour in online contexts, both published by the CSA Centre.

September 2023

Key messages from research

Sara Scott (DMSS Research)

Key messages from research on intra-familial child sexual abuse (second edition)

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper on child sexual abuse with family settings is an update of the original 2018 edition.

March 2023

Key messages from research

Di McNeish and Sara Scott (DMSS Research)

Key messages from research on child sexual abuse in institutional contexts (second edition)

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focuses on child sexual abuse within institutions or organisations, and is an update of the original 2018 version.

March 2023

Key messages from research

Fiona Vera-Gray (London Metropolitan University)

Key messages from research on the impacts of child sexual abuse

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper brings together learning from existing research on the impacts of child sexual abuse on victim-survivors.

February 2023

Key messages from research

Di McNeish and Sara Scott (DMSS Research)

Key messages from research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour (second edition)

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focuses on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour, and is an update of the previous 2018 version.

July 2020

Key messages from research

Sarah Brown (University of the Sunshine Coast and University of the West of England)

Key messages from research on child sexual abuse perpetrated by adults

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper brings together learning from existing research on child sexual abuse perpetration by adults.

September 2019

Key messages from research

Jane Evans

Key messages from research on looked-after children and child sexual abuse

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focuses on research about looked after children and sexual abuse.

September 2019

Key messages from research

Debra Allnock, Pam Miller and Helen Baker (The International Centre and NSPCC)

Key messages from research on identifying and responding to disclosures of child sexual abuse

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focuses on research about disclosures of child sexual abuse.

September 2018

Key messages from research

Di McNeish and Sara Scott (DMSS Research)

Key messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse (first edition)

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focuses on child sexual abuse within institutions or organisations and was updated in 2023 (see second edition, renamed as 'Key messages from research on child sexual abuse in institutional contexts).

July 2018

Key messages from research

Di McNeish and Sara Scott (DMSS Research)

Key messages from research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour (first edition)

Our ‘Key messages from research’ papers aim to provide succinct, relevant information for frontline practitioners and commissioners. They bring together the most up-to-date research into an accessible overview, supporting confident provision of the best possible responses to child sexual abuse. This paper focuses on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour and was updated in 2023 (see second edition).