Child Sexual Abuse - Antser
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  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

Child Sexual Abuse

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people.
In-house
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Identify children/young people who are vulnerable and at risk.
  • Explore the behavioural signs and indicators of sexual abuse
  • Explore the legislation that underpins safeguarding/child protection.
  • Describe why children rarely disclose sexual abuse in line with child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome.
  • Identify who sexually abuse children and why they abuse.
  • Describe the differences between intra familial and extra familial sexual abuse.
  • Explain the process/action to be taken in relation to disclosures and reporting allegations of abuse. Including accountability and their individual and the organisational responsibility.
  • Explore and discuss the importance of carrying out the necessary safety checks/risk assessments on professionals working with children. (DBS/safer recruitment/CPD/training etc).

Description

This course is designed to give learners who work with children in either paid or Voluntary capacity, an in depth awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse.

It enables individuals to recognise, identify and manage the behaviours/physical indicators that may be present in children who have or who are suffering sexual abuse. Raise learner’s knowledge and understanding of who are the perpetrators of child sexual abuse. The legislation that underpins child protection is briefly explored.

A practical approach is taken to identify responsibilities in handling the disclosure, recording and reporting of sexual abuse by children. Many practical examples are provided to help adults caring for children to handle and manage the difficult situation of disclosure with encouragement to develop personal checklists for these situations.

The legislation that underpins child protection/safeguarding is briefly explored.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field
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