At least half a million children are estimated to experience some form of sexual abuse each year. Supporting professionals to have the knowledge, skills and confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of child sexual abuse is fundamental in addressing this.
Our new film series distils key information from our recent resources quickly and accessibly for professionals in 12 short films. The resources are:
- Signs and Indicators: A template for identifying and responding to concerns of child sexual abuse
- Communicating with children: A guide for those working with children who have or may have been sexually abused
- Supporting parents and carers: A guide for those working with families affected by child sexual abuse
These resources aim to give professionals the knowledge to identify concerns of child sexual abuse and the confidence to respond to it, not just with the child, but with the whole family.
The films in this accompanying series will explore the subject of child sexual abuse and set out how we can best support children, families and carers. Often, the films will signpost you to the resources produced by the CSA Centre and we hope that you make the most of these.
These films are designed for anyone whose role brings them into contact with children and young people under 18 years old or their parents or carers; including social workers, teachers, police officers, health professionals, voluntary-sector workers or faith leaders/workers – whether they are new to the role, still in training or highly experienced. The first film, of 12, is below.
The films are available in English and Welsh (click here for the Welsh version). Presenting the English series is Anna Glinski, Deputy Director, Knowledge and Practice Development – a qualified social worker with experience in statutory front line child protection and specialist services as a practitioner and manager.
The series can be watched in full, one video at a time, or in sections. We would recommend watching the videos and then taking further time to read and reflect on the actual resources. Watch them all on our YouTube channel here: CSA Centre - YouTube