2.2 Historical/Non-recent Abuse (Delayed Reporting)
This can be either:
- someone who is an adult (18 years or over) and the allegation relates to an incident that took place when the alleged victim was under 18 years old, or
- someone who is still a child (under 18 years) and the allegation relates to an incident that took place when the alleged victim was a younger child.
Organisational responses must be of as high a standard as a response to current abuse. It is also imperative to ascertain if the alleged perpetrator has current access to children or vulnerable persons.
For more information on responding to children disclosing abuse, see the NSPCC resources.
- Adults who Disclose Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Children who Disclose Abuse
- Further information
- Additional local information
Adults who Disclose Childhood Sexual Abuse
Download the Adults who disclose childhood sexual abuse protocol.
Children who Disclose Abuse
Download the Children who disclose abuse protocol.
- Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE, February 2017)
- Child abuse concerns: guide for practitioners
- Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
- Barnardos - Child Sexual Exploitation
- Child sexual exploitation: Practice Tool (2017)
- National Crime Agency - Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
- NSPCC resources
- Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report
- Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: A Resource Pack for Councils
- Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation - College of Policing
- Child Sexual Abuse - The Children's Commissioner
Additional local information
- Missing, Exploited & Trafficked Children Information Guide
- Child Sexual Exploitation: Local resources