Local area leaders across all agencies must provide better training and support for frontline professionals on the issue of sexual abuse in the family environment. We saw some good practice in Shropshire, where professionals did not rely solely on a disclosure of abuse. So far, 11 schools across the borough have benefited from this training.
We also saw examples of these children being considered safe once they had been removed from the family home. In the absence of clear national and local strategies and approaches, professionals across all agencies lack the training and knowledge they need to identify and protect these children.
What went wrong? Exceptionally, in York, one charity runs therapeutic courses for children and young people who have been victims of sexual abuse, including an innovative course for children who have not made a disclosure but about whom there are well-grounded concerns that they may have suffered abuse.
Care Quality Commission. As it stands, local partnerships are not doing enough to manage the risk posed by known sexual offenders. If they do not have co-existing vulnerabilities, they are less likely to be identified. Assessments had taken place but there were delays.
Their study involved surveying undergraduate and graduate students at a Midwestern university. As a first-generation instrument, the RRASOR served to demonstrate that actuarial procedures could be effective in assessing sexual re-offending risk. Among these are intimacy deficits, attitudes that are tolerant of sexual assault, negative peer influences, emotional and sexual self-regulation, and general self-regulation.
Prior Research It is widely known that criminal convictions result in more than periods of incarceration and community supervision for offenders. Policy makers should examine the possibility of removing address restrictions and what, if any, impact that would have on offenders being able to secure housing.
As a result, sex offender management, civil confinement, community notification, and registration laws have been enacted in many jurisdictions across the globe.
This means that a large proportion of children who were subject to sexual abuse were potentially not receiving support or services relating to their needs. Likewise, Islington offers clear pathways for young people who display harmful sexual behaviour to ensure that they receive appropriate interventions.
Practitioners need help to understand what they can do in the absence of police action to make the situation safer and to meet the therapeutic needs of the child and family.