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Here are the resources we found for sexual abuse for professionals:

Video

Victim Blaming Language

This video showcases real language that professionals have used when talking to victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation. The video highlights that the language used matters when talking to young people who experience these situations. Young people should not be blamed for their experiences, the only person than should be blamed is the perpetrators.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

Download

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Stop it Now

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually assaulted. Stop it Now! provides support for adults to take their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families and running a free confidential helpline.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Webpage

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Child Maltreatment

Child maltreatment is any action causing potentially significant harm to a child. Maltreatment can be initiated by an adult or a child. It can involve physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse; neglect or exploitation. This webpage from Mentally Healthy Schools covers the impact of maltreatment on mental health, the effect of maltreatment on development, child abuse and safeguarding, top tips for teachers, recognising sexual abuse, schools and safeguarding duties, spotting the signs of child maltreatment, and what schools can do.

Family Violence

Family or domestic violence or abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. It can include any situation where someone is forced to alter their behaviour due to fear of their partner’s reaction. This webpage covers the impact of family violence on young people, where to find out more about family violence, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help pupils who have witnessed family violence.

Online course

Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course

This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.

Child Protection in Schools – Online Course

This short course takes about three hours to complete and covers topics such as how to recognise possible abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report any concerns about a young person and how to record your observations. Following each section, there is five short questions to test whether you understood the information. Upon completion of the course, each participants gets a personalised certificate to confirm that they completed the course.

Research/report

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Child in Schools and Colleges

This Department for Education white paper contains advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads all about sexual violence and harassment between children in schools and college.

Video

Victim Blaming Language

This video showcases real language that professionals have used when talking to victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation. The video highlights that the language used matters when talking to young people who experience these situations. Young people should not be blamed for their experiences, the only person than should be blamed is the perpetrators.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Stop it Now

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually assaulted. Stop it Now! provides support for adults to take their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families and running a free confidential helpline.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Child Maltreatment

Child maltreatment is any action causing potentially significant harm to a child. Maltreatment can be initiated by an adult or a child. It can involve physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse; neglect or exploitation. This webpage from Mentally Healthy Schools covers the impact of maltreatment on mental health, the effect of maltreatment on development, child abuse and safeguarding, top tips for teachers, recognising sexual abuse, schools and safeguarding duties, spotting the signs of child maltreatment, and what schools can do.

Online course

Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course

This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.

Child Protection in Schools – Online Course

This short course takes about three hours to complete and covers topics such as how to recognise possible abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report any concerns about a young person and how to record your observations. Following each section, there is five short questions to test whether you understood the information. Upon completion of the course, each participants gets a personalised certificate to confirm that they completed the course.

Video

Victim Blaming Language

This video showcases real language that professionals have used when talking to victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation. The video highlights that the language used matters when talking to young people who experience these situations. Young people should not be blamed for their experiences, the only person than should be blamed is the perpetrators.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Stop it Now

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually assaulted. Stop it Now! provides support for adults to take their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families and running a free confidential helpline.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Child Maltreatment

Child maltreatment is any action causing potentially significant harm to a child. Maltreatment can be initiated by an adult or a child. It can involve physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse; neglect or exploitation. This webpage from Mentally Healthy Schools covers the impact of maltreatment on mental health, the effect of maltreatment on development, child abuse and safeguarding, top tips for teachers, recognising sexual abuse, schools and safeguarding duties, spotting the signs of child maltreatment, and what schools can do.

Download

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.

Research/report

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Child in Schools and Colleges

This Department for Education white paper contains advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads all about sexual violence and harassment between children in schools and college.

Online course

Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course

This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.

Child Protection in Schools – Online Course

This short course takes about three hours to complete and covers topics such as how to recognise possible abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report any concerns about a young person and how to record your observations. Following each section, there is five short questions to test whether you understood the information. Upon completion of the course, each participants gets a personalised certificate to confirm that they completed the course.