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Association of Child Protection Professionals and Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse Learning Week - Full Week
The week is a series of 5 individual online events which can be booked separately, or you can book for the whole week at a discounted cost.
Monday 13th November: An Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse Online

An introductory session exploring the key messages from research, and the remaining knowledge gaps. considering how children’s digital and online interactions are changing, and what professionals need to understand to respond and support them.

Tuesday 14th November: Harmful sexual behaviour and digital technology

In this engaging session Professor Simon Hackett and Stuart Allardyce will together explore the role of digital technology in harmful sexual behaviour between children.

Simon will share the latest developments in his operational framework for professionals exploring harmful sexual behaviours. Stuart will share findings from action research undertaken in Glasgow working with young people who had displayed harmful sexual behaviours online. He will also describe prevention initiatives developed collaboratively with young people in a school setting drawing on evidence from this study.

Wednesday 15th November: What’s next? The tech industry’s response to child sexual abuse online

Leaning on her own research, in this engaging session Professor May-Chahal will explore questions such as:

Do we know which children are more vulnerable to online abuse, and why?

What is the tech industry doing? How can we prevent this harm?

What’s next?

Thursday 16th November: The law enforcement response to the threat of online abuse

This unique session will explore the contexts, threats and response from law enforcement in relation to online child sexual abuse – both nationally and strategically, and through a more local lens.

Friday 17th November: Managing risk and trauma after online sexual offending

How to support and safeguard the whole family when a parent has viewed or shared child sexual abuse images.

This session will offer guidance and practical advice, combined with practice examples and case studies.

Pricing structure- bookings for daily attendance can be made on separate forms

Association of Child Protection Professionals and Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse Learning Week - Day Two: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse Online.

The week is a series of 5 individual online events which can be booked separately, or you can book for the whole week at a discounted cost.
Tuesday 14th November: Harmful sexual behaviour and digital technology

In this engaging session Professor Simon Hackett and Stuart Allardyce will together explore the role of digital technology in harmful sexual behaviour between children.
Simon will share the latest developments in his operational framework for professionals exploring harmful sexual behaviours. Stuart will share findings from action research undertaken in Glasgow working with young people who had displayed harmful sexual behaviours online. He will also describe prevention initiatives developed collaboratively with young people in a school setting drawing on evidence from this study.

Pricing structure- bookings for daily attendance can be made on separate forms

Launch of Child Sexual Abuse Special Interest Group - 9 November 2022

10.00am - 11.30am

Chairs of the new SIG : Anna Glinski CSA Centre and Dr Peter Yates, University of Edinburgh
Guest speakers:
Professor Simon Hackett, Durham University, 'Revisiting the continuum of children’s sexual behaviour
Emma Hodgson, NSPCC, 'Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour'
Lucy, 'Supporting non-abused children who have a parent suspected and/or convicted of a child sexual abuse offense'

Programme available here.

Child Sexual Abuse Special Interest Group
Co-chairs: Anna Glinski and Peter Yates
Anna is the Deputy Director of Knowledge and Practice Development at the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse. E-mail: anna.glinski@csacentre.org.uk
Peter is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh. E-mail: peter.yates@ed.ac.uk

 The purpose of this Special Interest Group is to provide an opportunity for child protection practitioners to share, learn about and discuss up-to-date, practice-relevant research and good, innovative practice and guidance in the area of child sexual abuse; to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to disseminate their work to a practice audience and to build networks of shared interests and activity; and for practitioners to share and discuss current practice challenges and the ways in which researchers and other practitioners can help to address those challenges. We aim to strengthen the relationship between research and practice. Special Interest Group meetings will be organised differently according to the topics to be discussed, but are likely to involve a guest speaker presenting on a subject followed by questions, discussion and issues to be taken forward.   The purpose of the Special Interest Group will of course evolve as it becomes established in response of the views and wishes of its members.

Please attend if you would like to be part of this newly developed Special Interest Group on CSA.