Sir Mo Farah took three decades to discuss what happened to him as a child.
Some states have changed the wording of their laws in line with recommendations from the royal commission – but more needs to be done.
The EU’s proposed regulations don’t align with existing technology. They’re likely to fail – or to break the internet as we know it.
Despite a series of federal measures requiring greater efforts to preserve family unity, many policies make life harder for people swept up in the system.
If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
The term ‘grooming’ is often misused or misunderstood, but its scope reaches far beyond child abuse.
Most exit the out-of-home care system at 18, or younger, without ongoing support.
In focusing on Savile as an individual, this investigation downplays the role Britain’s major institutions played in producing his celebrity icon mask.
Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
In a recent survey, 20% of respondents said that when they were under 18 years old they had experienced sexual abuse from adults or peers that involved physical or bodily contact.
One in three children experiences abuse or neglect. These adverse events increase lifelong risks for chronic diseases and mental health issues, creating a public health hazard hiding in plain sight.
National reviews can be helpful, but can drive misunderstanding of the issues facing child protection services.
Family courts’ hostility – both in the US and abroad – toward claims of paternal or spousal abuse has been widely reported. Now there’s an in-depth study that documents that hostility.
A new study shows the impacts of child sex abuse material on the families of offenders - who are described as ‘secondary victims’.
Despite more spending on mental health services, suicide rates continue to climb. So in light of two major new reports released this week, we need to rethink our strategy to save lives.
The #MeToo movement has allowed survivors of sexual abuse to be heard in the public space. Children, however, remain voiceless.
Public investments in benefit programs could save tens of thousands of children from being victims of child abuse and have important later-life effects on child welfare and overall health.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
We have laudable goals on eradicating violence against women and children, but we are nowhere near achieving them. Here’s what needs to happen.