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Child Sexual Abuse – Identifying, Responding & Supporting

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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


BHSCP courses for April and May 2024 are now live and can be booked via the Learning Zone platform and courses for the rest of the year will be live on Learning Zone by the end of April 2024. Agency Leads have been contacted requesting account information requirements for professionals who will require a Learning Zone account to view and book training from April.  Once an account has been created for individuals they will receive an activation email from the Learning Zone.  If you need a Learning Zone account and haven’t yet requested one please 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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