This course is suitable for anyone working with children, young people and/or their families in Calderdale.
It is thought that 90% of abused children are abused by someone they know. NSPCC research shows that over a third of children aged 11-17 (34%) who experienced sexual abuse by an adult did not tell anybody else about it. This course presents some of these issues and provides opportunities for practitioners to explore the difficulties of working effectively with children who are at risk of sexual abuse and consider ways to overcome them.
The course covers:
- Risk indicators and signs of sexual abuse
- Impact of sexual abuse on children’s health, development and behaviour
- Impact of attitudes in relation to sexual abuse
- Issues related to disclosure
- Theoretical frameworks to understand child sexual abuse
- Agency and individual responsibilities and processes
Planned Learning Outcomes
- Recognise when a child or young person is being sexually abused
- Provide an appropriate response to safeguard the child and support non-abusing family members
- Select an appropriate theoretical framework to consider how to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse and provide an appropriate intervention
To register for this course, please follow the links in the user guide to set up a learner account or click here for quick access to the learner platform if you have already self-registered.