Survivor perspectives on institutional use of child sexual abuse material

21 June 2023

The AiLECS Lab is excited to announce that it has received generous support from the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse to, in collaboration with Bravehearts, research survivor perspectives on the institutional use of child sexual abuse material.

This project will work with victims and survivors of crimes involving child sexual abuse material to investigate attitudes and knowledge about how these materials are used in institutional contexts. This will involve the building of an evidence base and associated recommendations for survivor-centred policy and practice. Further, this project will promote the acknowledgement and incorporation of victim and survivor perspectives in the design and implementation of tools and processes that use child sexual abuse materials during investigation or prosecution, or as data in broader crime prevention research, including development of technology solutions to counter child sexual abuse material.