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Child Sexual Abuse within Family Environments

Date: 20th May 2019

Time: 9:30-16:00

Cost: £110 +VAT

Venue: Our Head Office, St Annes on Sea

Course Outline:

This 1-day workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of the dynamics of child sexual abuse within family environments (intra-familial sexual abuse), utilising a knowledge about sex offenders and the non-offending partner to help us understand the impact on children, young people and their families. This use of ‘offender knowledge’ is utilised to help practitioners and carers look out for possible warning signs and to assist with investigation, assessment, intervention and the provision of ‘therapeutic care’. It is of use to participants who have no previous knowledge or experience in this area but also to experienced professionals wishing to re-fresh or enhance their knowledge.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for:

  • those working with children in care or who have been adopted
  • social workers
  • those who are involved in recovery work with children and families in need
  • foster carers/adopters
  • parents
  • teachers
  • youth workers
  • therapists

Learning Outcomes:

Identify some of the facts and myths about child sexual abuse in family environments
• Explore child sexual abuse dynamics, how it happens and the impact on child survivors, siblings and the non-offending parent / carer
• Identify the importance of using ‘offender knowledge’ in their work with survivors and families
• Understand possible warning signs
• Outline key issues relating to assessment, case management and intervention
• Explore what research and clinical practice tells us about what helps children recover and the importance of resilience / protective factors for all family members
• Use case formulation as a way to help assessments and case planning
• Network and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss their fears, worries and dilemmas about such work
• Whilst the course will discuss child to child abuse the focus is on adult to child contact abuse within family settings

Details of Trainer

RGT Training and Consultancy services are provided by Robert Tucker. Robert is an Independent Social Work Consultant. He has over 30 years’ experience in statutory social work with children & families, child protection work and in working therapeutically with children and young people of all ages in a variety of different settings, including working for The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, SACCS, and for specialist residential and fostering agencies. He specialises in providing independent assessments, intervention, consultancy and training services in respect to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, who have experienced complex trauma and attachment difficulties and who display inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours. He acts as an Expert Witness in Court Proceedings and as a Consultant to a range of agencies.

Course Cost & Payment Details

£110 +VAT

Please email us at to register your interest and an invoice will be sent out to you.