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The Scale and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse: Update

More children are experiencing sexual abuse than are currently being protected, and where they live could be impacting this further – Kairika Karsna Research into how professionals identify, respond to, record and report child sexual abuse can have a major impact on current understanding of the scale and nature of abuse, and the way in … Read more

Learning from researching vulnerable populations

Learning from researching vulnerable populations and sensitive topics in lockdown – Dr Sophie King-Hill, Richard Barrie, Amelia Anning & Kieran McCartan Over the last 18 months we have had to radically adjust our approaches to research and data collection, with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning that we could only collect data remotely, rather than in person. … Read more

Julienne Zammit

Julienne Zammit is a Principal Researcher for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. In this blog, she explores some of the key findings of the Inquiry’s newest research report ‘Child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional contexts: an analysis of Disclosure and Barring Service discretionary case files’. “It was a few years before he was … Read more

Treatment of people convicted for sexual offenses; old and new challenges – Wineke Smid

Treatment of people convicted for sexual offenses; old and new challenges – Wineke Smid The ultimate challenge in our work is unchanging: stopping sexual abuse. One of the principal ways to achieve this is through the adequate treatment of people who have committed sexual offenses (PCSO). My presentation at this year’s NOTA Annual Conference focused … Read more

The Race Equality Foundation

I was shocked:  it doesn’t feel like we’ve moved on from the nineties – Jabeer Butt (this blog was first published at www.csacentre.org.uk)   The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity that promotes racial equality in the provision of public services across health, housing and social care. We’ve been concerned for some time about the experiences … Read more

Forensic Case Histories by Jackie Craissati

Forensic Case Histories by Jackie Craissati, published by Routledge, 2021 Review by Andrew Bates   Jackie Craissati is to be complemented in writing this book, which differs from many tomes written on the subject of Forensic Psychology. Firstly, it is (let’s face it, mercifully) relatively brief, and I say this not to denigrate the subject … Read more

Join the NOTA Board…

NOTA are looking for a Trustee appointment to support the development of membership initiatives This key role currently has the remit to: Increase and diversify the membership base Work with the General Manager to ensure that membership benefits are reviewed and reflect member needs. Provide a voice of the member across the range of NOTA … Read more

Circles South West – Summer Training 2021

WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEXUALLY HARMED – A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL TRAINING DAY  This training will be of interest to professionals working with adults and young people who have sexually harmed, have convictions for sexual offending or are at risk of doing so. The training will increase delegates’ knowledge and understanding of theories around … Read more