Improving identification and response to sibling sexual abuse

Improving identification and response to sibling sexual abuse

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An introductory half-day course for professionals across agencies in identifying and responding to cases of sibling sexual abuse.

About this event

Why this course?

Conservative estimates suggest one in ten children and young people will experience some form of child sexual abuse before the age of 16. In fact, sexual abuse involving child siblings is thought to be the most common form of intra-familial child sexual abuse - up to three times as common as sexual abuse of a child by a parent - and an issue that most child protection professionals will encounter.

This half-day course aims to equip any professional working with children with an understanding of how to identify and respond to sibling sexual abuse, guiding them to provide effective support to both the children involved and their parent(s) or carer(s).

Who is this course for?

This course is for professionals across children’s social care, health (primary care, mental health, accident and emergency, midwifery, health visiting, sexual health), police, adoption services, fostering services, schools and any other relevant services in contact with children, young people, parent(s) or carer(s).

Following the course, you can expect to have:

  • A greater understanding of the prevalence of, and possible pathways to, sibling sexual abuse
  • Greater confidence in identifying and responding to sibling sexual abuse
  • Greater confidence in developing robust and effective safety plans to manage sibling sexual abuse
  • Greater confidence in adopting a whole family approach to support families affected by sibling sexual abuse

Who will run the course?

This course will be led by an expert trainer who has significant experience in practice, training and working within multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.

What can you expect to gain?

100% of the feedback from our most recent multi-agency training course on sibling sexual abuse reported an increased understanding of the prevalence of this form of abuse and confidence to adopt a whole family approach to support children and families affected.

What past attendees have said:

“Just wanted to thank you for yesterday! I have met with some social workers today who attended yesterday’s session and all spoke of finding it very helpful, useful, the pace and the information was absolutely ‘spot on’ as one social worker has informed me.”

Practice development adviser

“This will be extremely helpful in my role as I know feel more equipped to recognise and respond to sibling sexual abuse.”

Children in care team

Questions?

For more information on this course and the impact it could have on your learning and development please contact: Lamont.emesibe@csacentre.org.uk

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