Sexual Abuse and Recognising Grooming

Overview

Child sex abusers can be anyone. They are not always adults - children and young people can also behave in a sexually abusive way. Usually the abuser is a family member or someone known to the child, such as a family friend or babysitter.

Audience

This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.

About this course

  The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.

Objectives

This course will enable you to:

  • Learn why is it important to talk about and address child sexual abuse
  • Learn the definition of sexual abuse
  • Understand how Sexual Abuse can start
  • Know the signs and symptoms of Sexual Abuse
  • Recognise the points to consider where Sexual Abuse is suspected

    Content

    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    What will stop child sexual abuse? | Important facts | What is sexual abuse? | What if a child or young person consents? | Myths of Sexual Abuse | Indicators of sexual abuse? | Patterns of Behaviour | Signs of sexual abuse | Cause for concern | Assumptions | Effects on children | Severity of impact | Can victims recover? | How does a child cope?