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Child Sexual Abuse – Identifying, Responding & Supporting

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

This full day event will help you identify children who may be victims of sexual abuse, and consider how to respond appropriately, including liaising with the children’s SARC for CSA medicals, and working alongside police investigations. It will also raise your awareness of the support that is in place to support the child or young person. Sexual abuse remains one of the highest priorities for Safeguarding Partnerships, it is therefore important that all partners are aware of how to deal and respond to these incidents.

Target Audience:

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To increase understanding and awareness of child sexual abuse.
  • Improve confidence in how you would respond to disclosures.
  • To understand what support services are in place to assist the child or young person.
  • To think about what happens in a  CSA medical @ SARC (Pebble House)
  • To consider what processes are in place to report and investigate CSA.
  • To consider how safeguarding and investigation work together


To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway.

For support or enquiries about using the gateway please call 01273 291460 or email

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, community/voluntary sector groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. For private organisations and those working outside the city the cost is £120.

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