Recent European measures for data collection
Experts have pointed to the urgent need to set up common European measuring tools in the field for some time, but government response seems to be lagging.
The EU STOP II project - European Data Collection on Sexual Offences against Minors - has strongly recommended the creation of an international monitoring centre on trafficked children, but has also pointed out the slow response of governments. See here.
ISPCAN, the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, in conjunction with the UN Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children, Unicef and WHO, has developed research instruments and tools for data gathering. These are currently being used in a 9 country survey by the Balkan Epidemiological Study on Child Abuse and Neglect. Their use across Europe has been called for by many experts.
Read more about the Balkan Epidemiological Study on Child Abuse and Neglect here
Read more about ISPCAN and the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence against Children
ISPCAN home page