Working with child sexual abuse can be challenging and complex. The emotions that this work elicits may undermine our ability to respond effectively.
Child centred practice is a core principle that underpins the Community Services Care and Protection Practice Framework.
Assessing risk and safety
One of the main difficulties in assessing risk of and safety from child sexual abuse is when there is no clear disclosure but where case workers observe concerning behaviour.
Child sexual abuse: disclosure
Disclosure is rarely a spontaneous event and it is more likely to occur slowly over time as part of a process.
Understanding grooming is essential to our work with children. The more we know about grooming, the more we can keep children safe.