A collaboration between The Havens and The Lighthouse.

Dates

Wednesday 13 July and Thursday 14 July 2022

Course outline

This new 2-day course is designed for healthcare professionals who work with children and young people that have been sexually abused, or where sexual abuse is suspected.

It is aimed at practitioners who want to develop knowledge, skills and confidence around the holistic management of children and young people and their families when sexual abuse is known or suspected.  

Course participants may include people who work in:

  • sexual assault referral centres (SARCs), child sexual abuse or exploitation (CSA or CSE)
  • community paediatrics
  • general or specialist paediatrics or adolescent services
  • safeguarding, including designated or named professionals for safeguarding
  • children’s services senior management
  • child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Course objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of:

  • pathways and processes involved after an allegation of child sexual abuse
  • true multi-agency working (for example, police, courts, social care), with a trauma-informed approach
  • knowledge upon which to base triage and management decisions for complex cases relating to child sexual abuse
  • the holistic care of children and young people, including therapeutic, (medical, psychological, advocacy), forensic, and aftercare
  • vicarious trauma and the importance of self-care.

Programme

Day 1

  • Welcome and introductions – 15 mins
  • What is child sexual abuse? – 45 mins
  • Case 1 discussion – 45 mins
  • Break – 15 mins
  • Roles, responsibilities and benefits of multi-agency working – 45 mins
  • The law around child sexual abuse and sexual assault of under 18s – 45 mins
  • Revisit case 1: 30 mins
  • Lunch: 45 mins
  • Case 2 discussion: 30 mins
  • Advocacy and therapy from the beginning: 45 mins
  • Break: 15 mins
  • Contextual safeguarding: 30 mins
  • Child sexual exploitation: 30 mins
  • Voice of the survivor: 30 mins
  • Revisit case 2: 30 mins
  • Close: 5 mins

Day 2

  • Welcome and recap – 15 mins
  • Case 3 discussion – 30 mins
  • Normal ano-genital anatomy and variants in pre and post-pubertal children – 60 mins
  • Break – 15 mins
  • Ano-genital injuries – 60 mins
  • Medical differentials and child sexual abuse. Includes revisiting case 3 – 60 mins
  • Lunch – 45 mins
  • Medical aftercare: STIs, HIV PEP, Hepatitis B and other vaccination, EHC and contraception – 45 mins
  • Case 4 discussion – 30 mins
  • Advocacy and aftercare – 30 mins
  • Break – 15 mins
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) and third sector organisations – 30 mins
  • Statement writing with reference to case 4 – 60 mins
  • Close – 15 mins

Location

Etc Venues

Marble Arch

Garfield House

86 Edgware Road

London, W2 2EA

Fees

£395. Includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Booking

To attend this course, please download and complete The Havens education course booking form (pdf) and:

  • email to kch-tr.havenseducation@nhs.net; or
  • post it to: Training and Stakeholder Engagement Team, The Havens, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS.