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Here are the resources we found for sexual abuse for parents and families:

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NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

What is Consent, Assault & Harassment?

In this video from Kati Morton, she discusses what consent, assault, and harassment are and how they can take many different forms. She also broaches the topic of child on child sexual assault, incest and how sex can be used as a form of self-harm.

7 Signs of Grooming by a Sexual Predator

In this video from Kati Morton, she identifies the 7 stages or signs of grooming by a sexual predator. She also focusses on how to escape from these stages and how to find recovery if you have been groomed. This video is on an emotive topic so please do not watch this video unless you can handle the content.

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Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

SurvivorsUK

SurvivorsUK know that male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships, but they provide services to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes of the wider society.

Parents Protect

Parents Protect is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts they need to help protect children.

Stop it Now

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually assaulted. Stop it Now! provides support for adults to take their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families and running a free confidential helpline.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse can happen to girls and boys and is never a child’s fault. Child sexual abuse is when a child or young person is pressured, forced or tricked into any sexual activity with an adult or another young person. This doesn’t have to be physical contact and it can happen online. All sexual contact between an adult and a child is sexual abuse.

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Sexual Abuse on Webcam: What Parents Can Do

There have been some publicised stories in the media about children being targeted online and persuaded to perform sexual acts or share sexual images on webcams. In this Parent Info article, CEOP’s Jonathon Baggaley explains how the abusers operate and what parents can do to protect their children.

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Why my Child? A Guide for Parents of Children who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet is here to support you if you have found out that your child was a victim of sexual abuse. With the help of this guide, other resources, and the support of those you turn to – family, professionals, self-help groups – you will survive. What is more, your child can go on to lead a happy, productive life. It will take time and effort but the work is worth it.

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.

Video

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

What is Consent, Assault & Harassment?

In this video from Kati Morton, she discusses what consent, assault, and harassment are and how they can take many different forms. She also broaches the topic of child on child sexual assault, incest and how sex can be used as a form of self-harm.

7 Signs of Grooming by a Sexual Predator

In this video from Kati Morton, she identifies the 7 stages or signs of grooming by a sexual predator. She also focusses on how to escape from these stages and how to find recovery if you have been groomed. This video is on an emotive topic so please do not watch this video unless you can handle the content.

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Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

SurvivorsUK

SurvivorsUK know that male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships, but they provide services to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes of the wider society.

Parents Protect

Parents Protect is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts they need to help protect children.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse can happen to girls and boys and is never a child’s fault. Child sexual abuse is when a child or young person is pressured, forced or tricked into any sexual activity with an adult or another young person. This doesn’t have to be physical contact and it can happen online. All sexual contact between an adult and a child is sexual abuse.

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Download

Why my Child? A Guide for Parents of Children who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet is here to support you if you have found out that your child was a victim of sexual abuse. With the help of this guide, other resources, and the support of those you turn to – family, professionals, self-help groups – you will survive. What is more, your child can go on to lead a happy, productive life. It will take time and effort but the work is worth it.

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.

Video

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

What is Consent, Assault & Harassment?

In this video from Kati Morton, she discusses what consent, assault, and harassment are and how they can take many different forms. She also broaches the topic of child on child sexual assault, incest and how sex can be used as a form of self-harm.

7 Signs of Grooming by a Sexual Predator

In this video from Kati Morton, she identifies the 7 stages or signs of grooming by a sexual predator. She also focusses on how to escape from these stages and how to find recovery if you have been groomed. This video is on an emotive topic so please do not watch this video unless you can handle the content.

Organisation View all organisations

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

SurvivorsUK

SurvivorsUK know that male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships, but they provide services to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes of the wider society.

Parents Protect

Parents Protect is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts they need to help protect children.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse can happen to girls and boys and is never a child’s fault. Child sexual abuse is when a child or young person is pressured, forced or tricked into any sexual activity with an adult or another young person. This doesn’t have to be physical contact and it can happen online. All sexual contact between an adult and a child is sexual abuse.

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Download

Why my Child? A Guide for Parents of Children who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet is here to support you if you have found out that your child was a victim of sexual abuse. With the help of this guide, other resources, and the support of those you turn to – family, professionals, self-help groups – you will survive. What is more, your child can go on to lead a happy, productive life. It will take time and effort but the work is worth it.

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.