Disclosure on Child Sexual Abuse

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) has published key messages from research on disclosures of child sexual abuse. Findings include: disclosure is best understood as a process which is influenced by relationships and may extend over a considerable period of time; rates of verbal disclosure are low at the time that abuse occurs; children say they are trying to disclose their abuse when they show signs or act in ways that they hope adults will notice; teachers are the professionals to whom children will most commonly disclose; and certain children may face additional barriers to disclosure.

Read the blog: Don’t wait for them to tell us: recognising and responding to signs of child sexual abuse