Critical reappraisal of child sexual abuse

Critical reappraisal of child sexual abuse is the key issue faced by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Issues. However, critical reappraisal of sexual violence against children and adolescents is also a task for society as a whole.

What does critical reappraisal mean?

Reappraisal should uncover past injustices. Why is it so important to look into the past in order to protect children and adolescents from sexualised violence in the future?

Critical reappraisal formats

The Inquiry has various critical reappraisal formats at its disposal for investigating child sexual abuse in different areas.

Critical reappraisal in Germany

Critical reappraisal of child sexual abuse is a task for society as a whole that did not just begin with the establishment of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Issues in 2016.

International critical reappraisal

Sexual violence against children and adolescents is happening all over the world. There are now a considerable number of inquiries that historically examine the injustice and suffering experienced by children and adolescents in institutions.

Child sexual abuse

What is child sexual abuse? How is it defined in criminal law? What forms of sexual violence against children and adolescents are there? In which areas does child sexual abuse occur?

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