Training: Understanding and Working with Sexually Harmful People and Victims - 21st and 22nd January

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Understanding and Working with Sexually Harmful People and Victims

This two-day course has been commissioned in response to a recommendation from one of Norfolk’s Serious Case Reviews. Previously delivered to staff from Children’s Social Care this course is now being offered on a multi-agency basis.

Target Staff:

Multi-agency practitioners and supervisors, who work with children and young people, and have particular responsibility for safeguarding and safety planning for children and young people who have experienced CSA.


Maximum number of attendees- 20

Course Duration:

Two days

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide workers with insight and understanding into the psychology and behaviour of perpetrators; how they groom victims, family environments and workers.
  • To consider theoretical and statistical information about harmful sexual behaviour and the differences between male and female abusers.
  • To assist workers to develop confidence in discussing sexual vernacular with clients and/or colleagues.
  • To identify signs and symptoms of sexual abuse.
  • To develop greater understanding of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people and an overview of some assessment and intervention tools.
  • To increase confidence when interviewing and assessing risk in families.
  • To examine issues relating to Denial, the ability to protect and family re-unification.
  • To consider pitfalls in communicating with and assisting child victims.

Course Date:

21st and 22nd January 2019 – 9.30am to 4.30pm – Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich


You can book your place via our online booking system