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About the session

This ‘lunch and learn’ will explore:


Anna leads the practice and training arm of the CSA Centre. She is a qualified social worker who has worked within statutory frontline child protection and specialist services, including as an expert witness in the family courts on child sexual abuse cases and as the practice development lead for child sexual abuse within a local authority. Within this role she led a multi- disciplinary specialist sexual abuse team, which provided assessments, interventions, supervision, consultation and training. Anna is an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex and is currently the Editor of NOTA News, the quarterly magazine for members of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse.

The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse:

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) was first established in 2017. They are a multi-disciplinary team, that is funded by the Home Office, housed by Barnardo’s, and that works closely with key partners from academic institutions, local authorities, health, education, police and the voluntary sector. The aim of the CSA Centre is to reduce the impact of child sexual abuse through improved prevention and better response. They believe that to tackle child sexual abuse we need to better understand its causes, scope, scale and impact.

They bring about change by: