Specialist Case Advice - Child Sexual Abuse Cases
By offering advice and support in relation to individual child abuse cases, we assist child and public protection professionals to work through complex issues and to develop clear and effective action plans. This service includes child sexual abuse case advice either by telephone or face-to-face sessions with case workers and involves a comprehensive review of case papers.
What we offer:
Case‑specific advice involves one of our specialists reading the relevant case papers in advance and then helping you to take a fresh look at the case. This is especially valuable where, for example, the issues are particularly complex and enmeshed, or where attitudes and problems have become entrenched over time, making it difficult to find the best way forward.
We can help case workers and their managers to arrive at an overall strategy and to equip them with a step‑by‑step plan of action. Some common themes are:
- Separating out the key issues
- Identifying what is getting in the way of progress
- Exploring different approaches
- Identifying and managing risk factors
- Harnessing protective factors
- Understanding and working with denial (offender, partner or family)
- Identifying resources to meet a range of needs
- Engaging non‑offending partners and families
- Making and testing hypotheses
Who we work with:
- Social workers, team managers and family resource workers responsible for assessing risk, devising interventions and implementing risk management plans in families where child sexual abuse has occurred, or where risk is suspected.
- Probation officers, youth offending workers and public protection police officers responsible for working with sexual offenders in manage risk to children and to the public.
Sessions can be booked by the hour at one of our offices or a location convenient to you.
To talk to us about a case, call Alice Newman on 01372 847 160 or email email@example.com