Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16.
That’s a disturbing statistic from the government campaign ‘Let’s Stop Abuse Together. In 2019 alone, an estimated half a million children in England and Wales experienced some form of sexual abuse.
If you have concerns about a child or are unsure if there is a problem, knowing the signs to look for or where to go for help, advice and support can be difficult.
The campaign website has lots of very useful information and guidance and is a good starting point.
Find out more here – https://stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk