Mapping the existing evidence about preventing child abuse in institutions

We are producing a map of the existing evidence about child abuse within organisations

New project! Giving Evidence is working to produce a map of the existing evidence (and gaps in it) about what is effective at reducing child abuse – particularly child sexual abuse – within organisations, such as youth clubs, sports clubs, churches etc. We’ll be working on it with the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, and Professor Aron Shlonsky of the University of Melbourne, who have undertaken considerable research around this topic.

Clearly, many nonprofits and other types of institution are working on improving safe-guarding and child safety, and the issue has gained prominence because of the allegations about aid workers in Haiti, etc. It therefore seems important to establish what is already known and what still isn’t known about what interventions are effective at improving child safety in various situations. That should enable (i) delivery organisations and funders to make evidence-based decisions, where there is sound evidence, and (ii)researchers to prioritise producing evidence in the important gaps which still exist. To be clear, our study is a review of the existing evidence: we will not be producing fresh primary research.

We are yet to definitively define our on scope, but we will update here when we have done so. We will publish our protocol here.

Pls get in touch if you’re interested, or are doing relevant work, or know of relevant studies which we should include. {admin @ giving-evidence dot com}

We are aiming to have the map ready by Spring 2019.

Why understanding impact involves knowing what would have happened otherwise—>

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