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Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Preparing for the new mandatory reporting duty

Thu, 13 Jun 2024

Virtual, Online

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Reporting of child sexual abuse is set to become mandatory following the recommendations in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Professionals in positions of trust and in regulated activity with children will have a legal duty to report CSA if they are told about it by the child or perpetrator, if they witness it happening or if they observe ‘recognised indicators’.

The Inquiry reported the scale of the inadequate and negative responses that children and young people have faced upon making disclosures. This conference has been designed to support professionals to identify and respond to child sexual abuse, as early as possible and in an appropriate manner. Our expert speakers will guide you through topics such as; the new mandatory reporting duty, early identification, supporting and responding to disclosures and online facilitated sexual abuse.

“In March 2020, the Office for National Statistics estimated that 3.1 million adults in England and Wales had experienced sexual abuse before the age of 16.”

The Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

“If there had been a mandatory law when I reported my child sexual abuse then perhaps my abuser would have been brought to justice. Possibly many other abusers would be prevented from continuing to harm children if their first incidence was reported under a mandatory law.”

Member of the Victims and Survivors Forum

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand the proposed new mandatory reporting duty and who this will apply to

  • Be clear on what needs to be reported and to whom

  • Identify characteristics that make children and young people more vulnerable to abuse

  • Put in place processes to improve early identification of child sexual abuse

  • Get an update on the new ‘recognised indicators’

  • Improve your staff training on child sexual abuse

  • Understand the increasing threat on online abuse and how you can identify those at risk

  • Better able to act in the role of trusted adult to encourage disclosures

  • Be better equipped to appropriately handle disclosures to ensure children feel listened to and taken seriously

  • Understand when and how you are required to share information

Who should attend?

All professionals in positions of trust and in regulated activity with children

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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