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Event Information:

  • Mon

    Child Sexual Abuse (Group 4)

    9.30 - 16.30Heathfield Community Centre, Heathfield, Newton Abbot
    Group 4 Refresher or Special Interest

    Target Group:

    Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking Section 47 enquiries, including professionals from health, education, police and children’s social care; those who work with complex cases and staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children in need.


    Delegates will have completed the Group 3 Refresher/Special Interest Course – Child Sexual Abuse, or are currently working with children who are at risk of becoming, or have been, victims of sexual abuse.

    Early Years:

    This course can be completed by Children Centre Managers/Leaders in an early years setting and will be funded by Early Years.  Any queries ring your Early

    Training Objectives:

    At the end of the session delegates will be able to:

    • Assess the level of risk of sexual abuse in the family
    • Assess the vulnerability and protective factors and their impact on the child(ren) in the family
    • Know when to ask for specialist support
    • Know the sources of support for assessment and interventions
    • Recognise children as perpetrators as well as victims
    • Acknowledge the potential for being groomed as professionals
    • Recognise the profile of an abuser and the subtlety of grooming

    All staff working with children will fall into one or more of the groups below:

    Group 1 Staff in infrequent contact with children and/or parents/carers who may become aware of abuse or neglect

    Group 2 Staff in regular, or periods of intense, contact with children and/or parents/carers who may identify concerns about the maltreatment of children and be part of Early Help activities

    Group 3 Staff who work predominantly with children and/or parents/carers who contribute to assessments, planning, intervention and reviewing of needs and may be part of Early Help through to Child in Need activities

    Group 4 Staff with particular responsibility for children subject to Section 47. or Children in Need

    Group 5 Professional advisers, including designated safeguarding leads

    Group 6 Operations managers at all levels, including those managing child protection units

    Group 7 Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services

    Group 8 Members of LSCBs, including members of sub-and working groups of LSCBs

    Funding/Cancellation Policy

    You must have the agreement of your manager or funding agency to attend this course, unless you wish to attend in a self-funding capacity. Please note that if payment is not received for delegates from non-partner agencies 1 month before the course is due to run your place may be cancelled.

    Please make yourself aware of the cancellation policy before booking a place as cancellations with less than 4 week's notice from the course date will incur a charge unless a substitute is found.

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