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Working together to fill the knowledge gaps on child sexual abuse – Dr Sophie Laws

Working together to fill the knowledge gaps on child sexual abuse – Dr Sophie Laws This blog was first published in March at www.csacentre.org.uk. In January, the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) hosted a workshop for research funders, with contributions from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and the … Read more

Using trauma-informed assessments for children and teenagers at risk of sexual exploitation – Dr Carmen Chan

Using trauma-informed assessments for children and teenagers at risk of sexual exploitation – Dr Carmen Chan Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the impact of early adversity in childhood.  Despite some criticisms (e.g. not taking young people’s contextual circumstances into consideration), research on adverse childhood events (ACEs) has linked early trauma … Read more

Working with sexually harmful behaviour using a cognitive analytic framework – Dr Joe Judge

Working with Children who have engaged in Problematic SexualBehaviour and their Parents/Carers I find myself writing this article at a strange time. Firstly, we are in the middle of a global pandemic, which is strange enough in itself. The wider context though is that, relatively recently, I became Clinical Lead of the Sexual Harm Service … Read more

Advice For Delivery Services Whilst Working From Home

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Advice For Delivery Services Whilst Working From Home In March, many of us went through a sudden transition from working in a building with face to face contact with colleagues and clients to working (at some of the time) alone, remotely from home.  For most, this was unlikely to have been a smooth transition.  Frustrating … Read more

Social Distancing and Impacts on Sexual Violence and Recovery

Social Distancing and Impacts on Sexual Violence and Recovery By Associate Professor Lorna O Doherty and the MESARCH team A new path for the MESARCH study Governments across the globe beckon citizens to seek refuge from COVID-19: stay at home and save lives! Citizens followed suit: after all, the restrictions are evidence-based, government-mandated and plainly … Read more

COVID-19 – Implications for Child Sexual Abuse

COVID-19 – Implications for Child Sexual Abuse By Stuart Allardyce – National Manager of Stop It Now! Scotland Child sexual abuse is a crime that typically happens in secret. Embarrassment, shame, lack of knowledge and understanding of what constitutes appropriate boundaries and the relationship with the abuser make it difficult for children to speak out … Read more

Framework and Principles for Assessment of Men’s Acute Violence in Relation to Covid 19

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Framework and Principles for Assessment of Men’s Acute Violence in Relation to Covid 19 New Zealand colleagues of NOTA member Stephen Barry have produced this Assessment Guide from Mike Cagney and Ken McMaster and have offered it to be available to NOTA members. They describe it as a “pocket assessment for frontline workers”Framework and Principles … Read more

Advice for people at risk of committing a sexual or violent offence while in social isolation – Kieran McCarten & David Prescott

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Advice for people at risk of committing a sexual or violent offence while in social isolation In recent weeks we have all considered social distancing and the need to stay at home.  We know, however, that home is not always the safest place for everyone. Some of our previous blogs have looked at managing isolation and our wellbeing, … Read more

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