On this page, we have compiled information on child sexual abuse. Adults and professionals working with children should be aware of child sexual abuse and how to recognise it. In the menu below, you will find information about the phenomenon by topic:  

Child sexual abuse  

Child sexual abuse materials  

Solicitation of children for sexual purposes (grooming) 

Sexual harassment online  

Human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation 

Despite their obligation to maintain secrecy, professionals must inform the child welfare services and the police if they suspect that a child has been subjected to sexual abuse. A child welfare notification must always be filed when there is any concern about a child. 

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