Follow the conference on X #CSAMandatoryreporting
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