Techniques for supporting children and young adults following CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

This one day training course – Working with children and young adults after child sexual abuse: the impact on the person and the techniques to support them – is designed for all practitioners working with children, young people and adults after sexual abuse.

This is an advanced  level training course so expects that delegates will already have a good understanding of child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.


  • Sixth form, college and university student services, student counselling and student union workers
  • Personal tutors and learning support teams
  • Designated safeguarding leads (DSLs)
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs)
  • Those who work in youth offending services and custody officers
  • Children’s home or residential care staff at all levels
  • Those who work in fostering organisations, and fosterers themselves
  • Project workers or support workers for charities and voluntary organisations working with children and young people across child protection, youth mental health, homelessness, addiction, counselling, victim support, rape and sexual abuse services, education, re-engagement and self-esteem/confidence/skills-building organisations

Course outcomes and learning objectives:

  • Challenging perceptions of the difference between child sexual abuse (CSA) and child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • The long term impact of child sexual abuse on children and adults
  • Exploring and understanding complex trauma after abuse and different reactions to trauma
  • Looking at the nature of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Coping mechanisms in complex trauma, including the differences in boys and young men
  • Exploring PTSD in the context of mental illness
  • Exploring sexually harmful behaviours in children following abuse and good practice recommendations for assessing sexually harmful behaviours
  • Understanding the experience of the person through the criminal justice system, using real life case study examples
  • Exploring new strategies, techniques and approaches to working with someone after child sexual abuse (adults and young people), including using solution focussed approaches and exploring exercises to use


Registration: 9.00am
Training start time: 9.30am
Training finish time: 4.30pm (approximately – this may differ slightly on the day)

Lunch and refreshments are included.


We use a mixture of slide presentation, video resources, case studies and small group work in each of our training sessions.


£99 + VAT – Early bird offer if booked more than 2 months prior to date of the course

£126 + VAT – Normal price

Who we’ve trained

  • Social care – social workers, youth workers, children and family services, local safeguarding children boards, missing person’s teams, youth offending services
  • Education professionals – including school nurses, PSHE or Safeguarding Leads
  • Healthcare professionals – including GPs and sexual health advisers
  • Police, probation and youth offending services
  • Residential children’s homes and fostering
  • Voluntary and community sector practitioners
  • Organisations working in safeguarding, child protection, youth mental health, homelessness, addiction, counselling, victim support, rape and sexual abuse services


On completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate and a Justwhistle electronic badge that can be displayed on their emails.

Information about the training including directions to the venue and parking will be sent after booking.

All of our training venues are booked with delegate accessibility in mind but if you have any specific requirements, please let us know.

If you would like more information about this course: After child sexual abuse: The impact on the person and the techniques to support them,  or would like to discuss how this course can be tailored to your needs including your local safeguarding board’s CSE toolkit and referral process, please contact us by calling 01332 362 120 or emailing us.

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We offer special Early Bird rates on all of our training courses.

Book more than two months prior to any course date and receive a discount on our normal prices.

Discounted rates start from £99 – usual course cost starts from £126.


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