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Managing risk when working with Children and Young People who have experienced Child Sexual Abuse

NSCB New LogoCourse Aims:  

To offer an opportunity for advanced level practitioners to further develop their skills and expertise in working effectively with families where sexual abuse of children has been recognised.

Outcomes:

Participants will be able to: 

  • Utilise knowledge about the relationship between theory, research and practice in respect of familial sexual abuse of children and young people.
  • Recognise the impact on children and family dynamics when child sexual abuse in the family becomes known
  • Explore, using Finkelhor’s model, how knowledge of offenders behaviours can help to safeguard children.
  • Describe the links and differences between risk assessments and safety planning
  • Practice creating safety plans which build on the Signs of Safety approach
  • Practice skills in talking with children, non-offending parents and known/suspected perpetrators when child sexual abuse in the family occurs.
  • Build on learning from local and national SCRs, identifying any system issues which supports or hinders good practice.
  • Examine the challenges of this work for practitioners and the impact it can have on professional confidence and personal well-being.

Target Staff:

Advanced and experienced multi-agency practitioners and supervisors, who work with children and young people, and have particular responsibility for safeguarding and safety planning for children and young people who have experienced CSA.

Location:

Ayton House, Wymondham

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