We know that prevention and deterrence remain the best way of preventing harm from happening in the first place (or re-occurring), yet this remains one of the most challenging aspects of tackling child sexual abuse.
Whilst efforts to remove Child Sexual Abuse Material from the internet are indisputably important, doing so without working with (potential) offenders to tackle the demand side, means the risk of individuals finding new ways to access imagery and evade detection will persist.
This session explored existing knowledge, current trends, and innovative approaches to best understand how we can prevent offending and re-offending to keep children safe.
Ministry of Women, Family and
Human Rights Federal Government
Senior manager – child safety
Head of Unit
Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Dr. Michael Seto
Director of the Forensic Mental
Health Research Unit
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group