Child Sexual Abuse is not an easy subject to talk about.
It is not always noticed when there are other concerns for families we work with.
The internet and social media make it easier for those who want to abuse, to do so.
There are also risks to children from other young people, who may force them to do things on the internet.
In Brighton and Hove we will soon be publishing the learning from a recent Serious Case Review.
This review highlights the issues faced by safeguarding partners when working with a family, when the focus is on others risks and issues.
The Partners in Change Hub can work with children and families locally.
There are also both local and national helplines for those that have been sexually abused.
While there has been a slight easing of restrictions around COVID19, children are still not being seen.
We are about to enter the summer holidays, so yet again we need everyone to remain vigilant.
If you “See Something – Say Something” never assume that someone else will make that important referral or call to a helpline.