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Policing and youth justice

NEW: An introduction to intra-familial child sexual abuse for youth justice practitioners


6 to 25




Online / in-person


£850 / £980 (in-person) + VAT

This one-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the key information needed by those working in youth justice services to understand intrafamilial child sexual abuse. The training provides an overview of the scale and nature, impact, and signs and indicators of intrafamilial child sexual abuse with a focus on developing knowledge, skills and confidence in talking to children when there are concerns of sexual abuse.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone working within youth justice services including social workers, youth crime officers, probation officers, youth offending team (YOT) practitioners, child adolescent mental health service (CAMHs) practitioners and operational managers.

What you can expect to learn

Following this course, you can expect to gain an improved ability to identify the potential signs and indicators of sexual abuse and sexually abusive behaviour, greater confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of intra-familial child sexual abuse, and a better understanding of:

  • the scale and nature of child sexual abuse
  • how the impact of child sexual abuse presents in children and young people with particular focus on externalising behaviours including offending
  • how those working within youth justice can build a picture of their concerns of child sexual abuse
  • how children communicate their experiences of sexual abuse and the role of youth justice staff in helping them do this.

The trainer was amazing and shared their expertise. The whole group were very engaged in the training.


Youth Offending Service Manager


Consultation Package Extension

For an additional £150 per hour, we now offer dedicated post-training consultation sessions facilitated by qualified professionals. These sessions will support those working in youth justice to apply their learning to cases of intra-familial child sexual abuse that they are encountering in practice. In the event that participants do not have a case to discuss, case studies will be provided.

These sessions will focus on:

  • utilising the Signs and Indicators Template to build a picture of concerns.
  • supporting practitioners to have difficult conversations with children, young people and their families, or other professionals.
  • assessing the strengths and risks within the family.
  • considering appropriate interventions.