Discovering your child has been sexually abused is a traumatic experience. Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and adviser to CEOP, provides some advice about how to support them.
Harmful attitudes and ideas about sex and gender can support abusive sexual behaviour. It's important to challenge these ideas to help your child develop positively.
It's important to be able to recognise when a young person's sexual behaviour may be harmful to others. Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and adviser to CEOP, outlines the warning signs.
Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and adviser to CEOP, provides some guidance and things to think about if you discover that your child has sexually harmed another.
Grooming is a process offenders use to abuse and exploit children. It can happen online and in person. Learning more about grooming can help you spots signs and know what to do if you have concerns.
Child sexual exploitation is rare, but it does take place all over the UK. Knowing the warning signs and what to do will help you to act quickly if you believe that your child is at risk.