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Preventing child sexual abuse is essential to keep children safe. Governments and companies across the EU and beyond need to cooperate efficiently to improve prevention.

Supporting this cooperation is a key task of the proposed EU centre to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.

The EU centre will support EU countries with comprehensive, tested and effective prevention measures. These prevention measures aim to reduce the likelihood of children becoming victims and of predators (re)offending.

The centre will also be a hub for connecting, developing and sharing knowledge, developing state-of-the-art research on detection and prevention, and advising national and EU policymakers on necessary action. As set out in the EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse, the EU centre will build up the prevention network. The network will be composed of experts and practitioners who will identify effective prevention measures to decrease the prevalence of child sexual abuse in the EU.

Learn more about the EU centre to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.