Teenagers & Neglect – new report

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In November 2016 the Children’s Society published its Troubled Teens report (I missed it back then!  :0)

It’s the result of a study into the causes, extent and impact of neglect for teenagers.

I’ll be summarising the report in a blog post shortly, but in the meantime you can download it yourself here.

Indecent images of children

Guidance for young people...

Sharing content online and across social networks is easy!

No-one knows this better than young people – they are the digital generation.

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The government has now published some guidance to help young people understand the dangers of indecent images…

Instant – but lasts a lifetime…

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Involving children in decisions

Where we go wrong and how to do it better...

Following our recent mini-series on handing disclosures, reader and social worker Ben Tomlinson shared the findings of his research into the involvement of children in decision-making.

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Here’s what he found…

Over to you, Ben:

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New Ways of Thinking to Prevent Sexual Abuse…

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We at NOTA Wales have put together another cracking one day conference.

Karl Hanson will be the keynote speaker and the theme is:

New Ways of Thinking to Prevent Sexual Abuse…

Karl is a fantastic speaker and always impresses with the latest research. Hope to see you there!

More info here.

On handling disclosures – 2

Respecting children's choices...

People often say to me that they’re not allowed to talk to kids about their abusive experiences.

When children start to tell them something, they then have to put it all on hold and inform the social worker.

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/firina (adapted)

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/firina (adapted)

Why “passing it on” is the wrong approach…

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On handling disclosures – 1

The privilege of being chosen...

It’s pretty heavy stuff – the first time a child tells you something about their suffering.

There’s a sense of trepidation and elation – all at once!

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Photo courtesy of ©123rf/rangizzz (adapted)

So how can we best serve kids who disclose?…

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Teaching teenagers about sexual consent:

If it's not "yes", it's "No"...

If you work with young people, the issue of sex is never far away.

Are they practicing safe sex? Do they understand consent? These are key issues.

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/Antonio Guillem (adapted)

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/Antonio Guillem (adapted)

Great new FREE video series…

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Are you working with sexual abuse?

PLEASE GIVE A SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILD A VOICE BY CONTRIBUTING TO THIS IMPORTANT RESEARCH

It allows you to express the experiences of a child you’ve worked with. Their voice can contribute!

I took the survey – it takes about 10 minutes max.

Yes, I’ve got 10 minutes to give sexually abused children a voice…

The Universities of Bath and Birmingham, in collaboration with the NSPCC and CEOP are carrying out research about young people who have experienced sexually abusive experiences, whether online or offline.  This research aims to investigate how the environment of abuse (online or offline) effects the impact on the victim, and will be used to provide advice and guidance to professionals’ working in this area, to help them better support young people who have been abused in the future.

As part of this study, the research team are trying to gain the perspectives of professionals working with young people who have been sexually abused (either on or offline).

Your information will remain anonymous and will only be reported in group format. Some quotes may be used (with no identifying features in them). If you later change your mind about taking part, you will be given the chance to opt out of the survey.

Yes, I’ll help – take me to the survey…

Thanks for your help with this!  Cheers, Jonny.

CSA research