Mandatory Reporting for CSA and other news

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The NSPCC has provided the following items of interest regarding Child Sexual Abuse.


Mandatory reporting

Source: Home Office

Date: 09 May 2024

The Government has published its response to the consultation on introducing a mandatory duty in England to report child sexual abuse. It summarises themes arising from consultation responses, sets out proposals for the new duty, and outlines next steps. The Government intends to introduce the duty as an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill.

Read the report via the NSPCC: Government response to Child sexual abuse: mandatory reporting consultation  
See the bill on Criminal Justice Bill, as amended (PDF) (at report stage)



‘Self-generated’ child sexual abuse material

Source: Internet Matters 

Date: 03 May 2024

Internet Matters has published a report on preventing ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse material among 11- to 13-year-olds. The research included a literature review and panel discussions with 11- to 17-year-olds around effective messaging to help deter children from creating and sharing sexual images. Key findings include: many children said there were barriers to learning due to how they were taught about sexual image-sharing in school, with smaller, gender-based group work preferred; and most were supportive of peer learning approaches, learning though games, and learning from those with lived experience on social media.

Download the report: Preventing ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse