Our response to finding out when a child has been sexually harmed or abused will play a significant role in their recovery. For Technology-Assisted Child Sexual Abuse (TACSA) there is an increased possibility that the image of the abuse is discovered online. It is with this in mind that the Marie Collins Foundation have produced a resource highlighting the difference between a child disclosing their abuse and the abuse being discovered. How we find out a child has been sexually abused is an important factor for the way in which we respond. This resource is a useful aid for reflecting on and enhancing practice when responding to child sexual abuse.
You can view the resource here: Discovery Vs Disclosure A4 Digital