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Association of Child Protection Professionals and NOTA Learning Week - Day Three: Understanding Racism in Child Protection Practice.
The week is a series of 4 individual online events which can be booked separately, or you can book for all four sessions at a discounted cost here.
Thursday 20th June: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Child Protection Practice: the importance of cultural competence when dealing with child sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviour

In this session, we welcome Stephen Barry and Jennifer Allotey to lead us in a presentation titled, "Key Language and Concepts in Promoting Cultural Diversity in Child Protection Practice: Considering the Needs of Ethnic Minority/Minoritised Communities in considering Child Sexual Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour".

“Child sexual abuse and exploitation affects all communities, however less is known about how it affects those from ethnic minority communities.”  (“People don’t talk about it”: Child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities”, Rodger et al., 2020:2)

In the presentation consideration will be given to:

Participants will be encouraged to relate to their own practice and take away action points.

Speakers: Stephen Barry, Jennifer Allotey

Chaired by Stuart Allardyce

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

Association of Child Protection Professionals and National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse Learning Week
The week is a series of 4 individual online events which can be booked separately, or you can book for all four sessions at a discounted cost.
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Tuesday 18th June: Intersectionality and child protection: learning from the voices of South Asian victims/survivors of child sexual abuse

On Tuesday we continue the learning week with an engaging session by Vanisha Jassal, chaired by Professor Kieran McCartan.

Presentation title: Unheard voices of 15 South Asian victims/survivors of child sexual abuse: how an intersectional approach can help develop child protection practice for minoritised ethnic children and young people. 

Wednesday 19th June: Decolonising safeguarding practice: recognising cultural strengths as tools for a safer future

Building on the first two sessions, on Wednesday we will be led by Sarah Maindonald & Luana Swindells, chaired by Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly.

NOTE: This session will follow earlier timings, from 9:30am to 11am BST, due to differences in time zones.

Presentation title: Cultural strengths as therapeutic tools for decolonisation: pathways to safe futures

Thursday 20th June: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Child Protection Practice: the importance of cultural competence when dealing with child sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviour

On Thursday we will be led by Stephen Barry and Jennifer Allotey in this crucial discussion. Session chaired by Stuart Allardyce.

Presentation title: Key Language and Concepts in Promoting Cultural Diversity in Child Protection Practice: Considering the Needs of Ethnic Minority/Minoritised Communities in considering Child Sexual Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour.

Friday 21st June: Safeguarding our children: exploring the impact of adultification and racism on black children

We close this learning week with a session led by AoCPP Trustee, Ann Marie Christian.

Presentation title: Safeguarding our children: exploring the impact of adultification and racism on black children. Session chaired by Kelechi Ukandu.

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Pricing structure

(Bookings for individual sessions can be made on separate event pages)

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

Understanding sibling sexual abuse: introducing a new practice resource
Wednesday 5th October
12.30pm- 2.00pm (note change of time for today only)
Dr Peter Yates, Edinburgh University and Stuart Allardyce, Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The intra-familial child sexual abuse 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.

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

Intra-familial child sexual abuse: A learning week to support professional response.  3-7 October 2022

The 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.

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.

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