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Key Info

1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

There are many different types of abuse and although all of these types are considered unacceptable by society, sexual abuse of children and young people is one which stands out as being particularly disturbing and upsetting.

Research by the NSPCC identified that 1 in 20 children have experienced sexual abuse, and 90% of those were abused by someone they knew. The research also identified that 1 in 3 children who experienced sexual abuse by an adult did not tell anyone about it.

This training course provides the knowledge and skills required to support children and young people who have been sexually abused and challenge this sensitive subject in a way which includes learners in a way which they feel comfortable and focuses on a positive approach to providing support. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what child sexual abuse is.
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of the terms: Child sexual abuse, Grooming and Exploitation.
  • 1.2Explain the difference between Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • 1.3Describe legislation which protects children and young people from sexual abuse
2Understand why sexual abuse can happen.
  • 2.1Describe possible reasons why children can be sexually abused
3Understand how sexual abuse can happen.
  • 3.1Describe different indicators and actions of sexual abuse.
  • 3.2Explain and evaluate the Finklehor theory of a sexual abuser
4Understand the impact of sexual abuse.
  • 4.1Explain and analyse the impact of sexual abuse in terms of: Social impacts, Emotional impacts and Psychological impacts
5Understand barriers to disclosure.
  • 5.1Explain why some children and young people may experience barriers to disclosing cases of sexual abuse
  • 5.2Describe ways of proactively working to ensure children and young people feel empowered to disclose abuse.
6Understand challenges of sexually abused children.
  • 6.1Evaluate how sexually abused children and young people may experience challenges with building self-esteem, developing trust and self-harming
7Understand how to provide support.
  • 7.1Evaluate ways to support children and young people who have been sexually abused.
  • 7.2Describe sources of support and signposting for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Working with Sexually Abused Children training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Child Sexual Abuse training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

<p>This Child Sexual Abuse&nbsp;training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children&rsquo;s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People&rsquo;s Workforce.</p>

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