This report summarises the evidence in relation to what works for the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect (CAN) including child sexual abuse (CSA) with a focus on children aged 0-5 and the adults around them.
The review addresses the following research questions:
1. What are the risk and protective factors for CAN and CSA within a socio-ecological framework?
2. What are the various delivery mechanisms for CAN & CSA prevention interventions?
3. What are some examples of effective CAN and CSA prevention, locally and internationally (including funding approaches, delivery models and core competencies for professionals providing the interventions)?
4. What is the extent of evidence for effective CAN and CSA prevention?