Proposal for a community based perpetrator, primary caregiver and child victim sexual risk assessment tool: The Sexual Allegation Form Evaluating Risk (SAFER)

Layla Williams, Maria Ioannou, Laura Hammond

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Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a pervasive and underreported issue (Stoltenborgh et al. 2015). It can impact on every area of a child’s development including short and long term emotional, cognitive, behavioural, physical, social and sexual difficulties (NSPCC, 2015). Given the disparity between the prevalence of CSA, underreported incidents and low rate of successful conviction (Lepper, 2012) more effective methods of assessment are required.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalAssessment & Development Matters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


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