Ruth Beecher

Losing sight of the child - sexual abuse in Steven Angelides' The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency

Publications
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In this post, Dr Ruth Beecher argues that Steven Angelides loses sight of the child altogether when he argues that child sexuality has been “disarmed and disempowered by the child sexual abuse movement" in his recently published book, The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency.

Children in the Care of Nottinghamshire Councils

Commentary
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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, and our Principal Investigator, Prof Joanna Bourke, discuss the findings of IICSA's July 2019 report, 'Children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils'.

Protecting children from harm

Protecting children from harm: A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network in England and priorities for action, is a report published...

Barnahus: Improving the response to child sexual abuse in England

This report from the Children's Commissioner of England outlines the potential of the Barnahus (children's house) model for improving the response to child sexual abuse...

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

This series of reports from the Children's Commissioner of England addresses a number of issues related to the investigation and prevention of child sexual abuse...

Sensitive Sources in Different Jurisdictions

Research
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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, reviews a 'Sensitive Sources' seminar organised by Dr Louise Hide and Dr Anne Hanley addressing the challenges of working with sources in different jurisdictions and regions.

Research as a social activity – the first six months

Public Engagement
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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, discusses her transition from local government back into academia, and the crucial role non-academic practitioners have played in guiding her early research plans.