Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse

Location:Brighton & Hove
Type:Multi-Agency Training
Duration:Half Day

Half Day Workshop – under development

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

This offer is an important addition to our programme, following on from our successful day long conference when the issues with regard to child sexual abuse, were highlighted. We are maintaining our attention by running these half day workshops with a specific focus on subjects such as ABE – the interviewing of children. The children’s SARC, and also Harmful Behaviours displayed by Children/Young People.

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:

  • Distinguish between ‘normal’ and harmful behaviours
  • The reasons why children and young people develop HSB
  • Assessments – models and approaches
  • Interventions – therapy, treatment and systemic issues
  • How interview questioning can be used
  • Ideas for exploring understanding of truth and lies
  • Use of drawings
  • The procedures for using the SARC
  • How a paediatric medical is conducted and when


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, CVS 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. Private organisations and those working outside the city – £120