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Home Resident Social Care and Wellbeing Workforce Development and Learning All other training Assessing Protective Skills of mothers, partners and adult carers in cases of Child Sexual Abuse

Assessing Protective Skills of mothers, partners and adult carers in cases of Child Sexual Abuse


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Course details:

Skilled facilitators use engaging and interactive materials, including case examples, and discuss:

  • Different patterns and styles of male sexual offending against children
  • How this knowledge helps to understand a carer’s responses during abuse and after disclosure
  • The implications for assessing carers’ future likelihood of keeping children safe from sexual abuse


Course aims and objectives:

Participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • What they bring to an assessment – their own knowledge and preconceptions
  • A mother’s or partner’s response to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • The impact of the offender on the mother/child relationship
  • The attitudes to their non-abusing carer[s] of children who have been sexually abused
  • How current sexual abuse models can be helpful when assessing the mother’s/partner’s ability to protect
  • The potential impact of each aspect of the offender’s steps to offending on the mother or partner
  • A framework for assessing a carer’s protective skills, knowledge, strengths and resilience
  • What type of intervention a partner/carer may need.

For further information, or if you have booked a place on the course and have not received notification to attend please contact the Workforce Development & Learning Administrative Team. Please do not turn up to any course unless you have received notification of your place as the event may be fully booked.

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