On Wednesday 21 March 2018, practitioners across Wiltshire gathered for the WSCB Full Board event which focused on recognising and responding to child sexual abuse.
Presenters included Dr Debbie Allnock, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire, who talked about research findings related to intra-familial child sexual abuse. For more information and resources visit www.beds.ac.uk/ic.
Click here for further tools and guidance to identify the risks and signs of sexual abuse and to support victims and those affected by CSA.
View the full presentation below or download here.WSCB Full Board CSA Presentation
If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 4560108, 8.45am-5pm, Monday-Thursday and 8.45am-4pm Friday; out of hours 0845 6070 888. Or if there is immediate danger, phone the police or emergency services on 999. For less urgent enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are protected from child abuse or neglect by agencies working together to assess the risk, and helping to prevent further abuse occurring.