Protecting children from harm – report now published

“25% of all cases… of child sexual abuse in the family involve a perpetrator under age 18.”

A stark statistic and just one of many in the report published today by the Children’s Commissioner entitled: Protecting children from harm: a critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network in England.

This report contains the findings of the first phase of an Inquiry by the Children’s Commissioner which aims to assess the scale and nature of child sexual abuse in the family environment.

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