One and two-day child sexual abuse and exploitation training courses
During these difficult times, we know that professionals who work with children still need vital training. We have therefore adapted our courses to enable us to deliver them via a virtual classroom experience.
UPCOMING ONLINE COURSES
- Understanding child sexual abusers | 6 & 7 August 2020
- Safer Recruitment in education settings | 6 & 7 October 2020
NOTE: Each course runs over two days and both will need to be completed to qualify for the certificate of attendance. The cost of each course is £170 + VAT (per person) and will be delivered via Zoom video conferencing platform.
UPCOMING ONLINE COURSES Detailed
Date: 6 & 7 August 2020 (10:00am - 1:00pm)
Course summary: This introductory course focuses on adult male sexual abusers. It is ideal for social workers, police and Probation Service staff, counsellors, CAFCASS workers and others whose work requires them to understand and assess men who sexually abuse, or are alleged to have abused, children. It aims:
- To provide information about different types of adult sex offenders and their different patterns of offending, including those who abuse online and via the internet.
- To provide information about models currently used to understand sexually abusive behaviour.
- To consider the impact of offender attitudes and beliefs, as well as behaviour, on the children and young people they abuse.
- To consider the impact of the offender on the protective parent, and other family members.
- To consider the interaction between a sex offender and workers/community agencies.
Date: 6 & 7 October 2020 (9:30am - 1:00pm)
Course summary: This safer recruitment course gives participants the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance. It is suitable for head teachers, safeguarding staff, school governors and all others in the education sector who are involved in staff selection.
Participants gain the skills they need to ensure that safeguarding is at the heart of their recruitment decisions. By the end of our course, participants will have:
- Identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
- Considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
- Begun to review their own organisation's policies and practices with a view to making them safe
Course summary: This introductory course focuses on young people’s sexual development and behaviour. It is ideal for social workers, youth workers, counsellors, school staff, NHS staff and others who work with young people. Learning Outcome of this training event include:
- Understanding of the scale and nature of HSB amongst young people
- Recognising where this behaviour fits in with developmental processes during adolescence
- Learning common contributing factors and how to recognise when behaviour is problematic
- Identifying best practice approaches and resources for working with young people who have displayed HSB
Course summary: This course helps participants understand the drivers and motives of individuals using the internet to engage in child sexual exploitation, be that by accessing Child Sexual Abuse Material, or by grooming children online. Drawing upon current research and our treatment work with internet offenders and their families, our course facilitators explore:
- Context setting: pornography and the internet
- Models to help understand sexually abusive behaviour, both in 'online' and 'offline' contexts
- Risk assessment and risk management issues.
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