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Encompass Family & Community – Making the Invisible…Visible: Shining a light on child sexual abuse in family-based care

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Encompass Family & Community – Making the Invisible…Visible: Shining a light on child sexual abuse in family-based care

An online workshop across two sessions, on strengthening child safety in out-of-home care

Encompass Family & Community presents Making the Invisible…Visible: Shining a light on child sexual abuse in family-based care

If you work in out-of-home care or statutory child protection, this is a workshop that you cannot afford to miss! The Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was a significant process that led to the unearthing of key learnings about how to protect children from sexual abuse in institutions. The Commission established that the out-of-home care system is a high-risk Institution for child sexual abuse. To protect children in care from sexual abuse practitioners need to be knowledgeable about the dynamics of sexual offending as well as being able to assess the risks of sexual abuse across 4 key dimensions; and then implement safety strategies across the 4 domains of safety. The safety of children in out-of-home care is the responsibility of all professionals involved in a child’s life. Practitioners need to know what they are looking for and must have an openness to seeing it.

In this workshop you will learn about the dynamics of child sexual offending, the 3 typologies of offenders, the process of child grooming and the 4 dimensions of risk and safety in child sexual abuse in Institutions. Practitioners will walk away from this workshop feeling empowered about how to strengthen the safety of children in the out-of-home care context.

Date: Wednesday, 9th and Thursday, 10th August – 9.20am to 12.45pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: $350 per person

Register: Online

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