1 session per day, over lunch by zoom. 90 minutes in length
Monday 3rd October - An introduction to intrafamilial child sexual abuse: - Kairika Karsna and Anna Glinski, CSA Centre (12.00pm – 1.30pm)
Tuesday 4th October - Conducting assessments in childcare proceedings: Understanding the wider context - Dr Sam Warner, AoCPP (12.00pm – 1.30pm)
Wednesday 5th October - Understanding sibling sexual abuse: introducing a new practice resource - Stuart Allardyce, Lucy Faithfull Foundation and Dr Peter Yates, University of Edinburgh (12.30pm – 2.00pm)
Thursday 6th October - Medical examinations: what children and family can expect and how this can inform professionals’ advice, referrals, and multi-agency cooperation - Michelle Cutland, CSA Centre (12.00pm – 1.30pm)
Friday 7th October - Female sexual abuse: Understanding the nuances of this specific form of harm, within the home setting : Marcella Leonard, Director, Leonard Consultancy (12.00pm – 1.30pm) Fridays session followed by Q&A: speakers from the week regroup to answer pre-submitted questions.
In this session, Sam will be arguing for an inclusive evidence-base where values and language matter and are understood to frame assessment and intervention in intra-familial child sexual abuse. Sam will start by providing an overview of key issues in intra-familial child sexual abuse including considering how the silencing tactics of abuse traumatises children and adults. She also outlines key ways children and adults cope with abuse and consider how these coping strategies can impact memory; and she identifies wider developmental, familial and cultural factors which further impact survival and recovery. She will then outline how to conduct assessments with children and adults within families where sexual abuse has occurred. A trauma-based model of assessment and intervention is presented that encompasses abuse, relationships and risk. This trauma-based approach is used to make recommendations for how to work with those that cause harm, those that are harmed and those who may need help and support to protect others from harm.
The learning week is a series of 5 individual events which can be booked separately, or you can book for the whole week at a discounted cost. To book onto the whole week, click here.
As the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse moves towards its conclusion the LGA is pleased to offer this invitation to hear from Ivor Frank, Panel Member of the Inquiry. Ivor will provide insight and experiences of his time as a Panel member to the Inquiry, the impact of the work delivered to date and his hopes for the future following publication of the Inquiry Final Report. Ivor Frank will be joined by Secretary to the Inquiry, John O'Brien and other professionals from the world of child protection to reflect on the last 7 years and look ahead to the future.
The three areas that will be covered.
Ivor Frank, Panel member, IICSA
John O'Brien, Secretary of the Inquiry, IICSA
Dr Sam Warner, AoCPP Chair
Sir Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC
Nazira Mehmari, IKWRO
The AoCPP is proud to be launching our 'Safeguarding in Sport' Special Interest Group. This group will meet periodically throughout the year to discuss how we can improve child protection and safeguarding practices within sports organisations.
This SIG will be chaired by Dr Suzanne Everley, Head of Sport Social Science and a Reader in the Sociology of Physical Education, Activity and Health at the University of Chichester. And we'll be bringing together professionals and organisations from different areas within child protection and sport to contribute and shape the SIGs work.
But what can you expect from this first meeting?
At our launch meeting we'll introduce the SIG and what you can expect from us, as well as hearing presentations from Dr Sam Warner, Paul Stephenson and Jennie Smith with plenty of time left over for Q&As and to hear your own perspectives.
Dr Suzanne Everley - “Listening to Children’s Voices in Sport Research and Practice”,
Dr Sam Warner - “Understanding and working with trauma: the importance in performance, mental health and safeguarding”,
Paul Stephenson - TBC.
Jennie Smith, Safeguarding Today- TBC
It is clear that much more work needs to be done for us to keep children and young people safe in sport settings, so we look forward to having you join the conversation.
Book a place at this event below.
Free for AoCPP members.