Training Events:

Understanding Child Sexual Abusers

Understanding Child Sexual Abusers

  • Date: TBA
  • Venue: Various

Target Audience

This course is aimed at practitioners who work within the Children’s and Adults’ workforce as part of universal service or provide an early help service. As well as those who work within specialist services which sit under statutory intervention who wish to gain an insight into why people sexually abuse children.


Course Code

To identify the need for future dates, please may you complete the application form for an expression of interest, using the date 01/04/2021 and course code EX34

Please note that the above date is not the date of training, and is only an example date.



The aim of this course is to provide the knowledge and insight required to understand the causes and manifestations of child sexual abuse, incorporating perspectives on sexual abuse within the family, and wider perspectives on the impact of the internet and concerns around child sexual exploitation.


By the end of the session the course participants will have been informed how:

  • To recognise the scale of the problem, including incidence and prevalence.
  • To identify abusers
  • Models can be used for understanding and assessing this behaviour
  • To use ‘offender knowledge’ in direct work with abusers and families, including the non-offending partner
  • Offenders use the internet
  • Child sexual abuse affects the individual victim, and the wider family, including siblings
  • Throughout you will be given the opportunity to explore and discuss the issues related to your work situation using your own case examples and practice.

Please make a note of the course title, code and date - these are needed for the application form.