Knowing the warning signs and what to do will help you to act quickly if you believe that your child is at risk.
Ensure your children know they can get help at any time and find out more about some of the things you can do to support them to be safer.
Sexual abuse can happen to girls and boys and is never a child's fault.
Understanding why people abuse can help us work out the best ways to protect children. Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and advisor to CEOP, outlines some of the factors involved.