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Child Sexual Abuse: What are we still missing?

Course Title:
Child Sexual Abuse: What are we still missing?
Course Code:

Sexual abuse is a very common form of child maltreatment and we know from the research evidence, professionals are still struggling to notice signs, and create environments where children can speak about what’s happened to them. Its impact can be complex and severe, persisting beyond childhood and into adult life. Recent research and child protection practice has highlighted that sexual abuse is not only perpetrated by adult relatives. For example, the abuser can be an adult in a position of trust, another (sometimes older) child, or part of a gang or group seeking to criminally exploit a child. Children are increasingly vulnerable to online forms of sexual abuse. Factors such as self-blame, along with threats and lies by a perpetrator can inhibit the reporting the abuse for months, even years.

Please note that if you are booking from Education Services or from outside the Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston there will be a booking fee of £120

  Scheduled Dates For Course:
Course DateEnd Date of RegistrationTimeVenue
25/06/2020 18/06/2020 09:30-16:30 The salon, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA
23/11/2020 16/11/2020 09:30-16:30 Kingston United Reformed Church, Richard Mayo Centre, Eden Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1HZ
Course Duration:
1 Day
  Delivered By:
  Aimed At:

 Multi-agency audience


This one-day programme will develop your ability to recognise and respond effectively to a range of situations where a child may have suffered, or be at risk of, sexual abuse, including some of the more recently discovered ways in which sex offenders target and victimise children.

  Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have:


  • Identified a range of ways in which a child may be sexually abused e.g. by a family member, online, criminal exploitation
  • Considered the potential impact of this harmful behaviour on children’s short- and longer-term welfare
  • Received an overview of the law relating to sexual offences against children
  • Looked at some of the dynamic factors that can inhibit or prevent a child from disclosing sexual abuse
  • Developed your skills in responding effectively to a disclosure of sexual abuse, including use of questions and explaining the joint investigative process.
  Minimum Requirements:

No minimum requirements

  Reading Material:
No Course Material Available