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To provide participants with research and practice-based information that will enable them to effectively identify and manage cases of likely or actual sexual abuse of children and young people.

Who is Recognising and responding to Child Sexual Abuse aimed at?

Practitioners in Childrens Social Care

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should:-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how sexual abuse of children is viewed by society and within a familial context.
  • Recognise and assess the impact of sexual abuse on children’s welfare, development and behaviour and how trauma can manifest itself.
  • Understand the short and long term impact of sexual abuse on children’s wellbeing and development. • Describe the signs and indicators of children who may be suffering sexual abuse.
  • Utilise research to understand more about theoretical models of offender behaviours.
  • Recognising the difficulties for children in disclosing that sexual abuse had taken place
  • Know how to respond when such disclosures are made.
  • Understand individual and agency responsibilities in responding to known or suspected sexual abuse of children.
  • Assess risk within a multi-agency context, understanding how sexual abuse and neglect impact on children becoming vulnerable to Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation.
  • Understand how current criminal and safeguarding systems impact on our ability to protect children from sexual abuse.
  • Reference local and national data relating to child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.

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