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We need to have knowledge about the issues surrounding child sexual abuse and be able to understand the signs of harmful behaviours before we can begin to protect the vulnerable from them.
To help protect children from sexual abuse we need to feel confident that we:
- Understand potential risks
- Recognise the signs of possible abuse in children
- Are aware of inappropriate behaviour in adults
- Know where to go for help if we have concerns and would like to talk about them
Our Online Sexual Abuse Learning Programme enables you to work through a number of topics at your own pace.
The Programme aims to:
- Give you the information you need about child sexual abuse
- Show you how to create a family safety plan
- Tell you who you can talk to if you are worried
You can contact the Stop it Now! Helpline or e-mail service if you have any questions at any point, as you work through the Programme.
Use these links to learn about child sexual abuse:
Quick facts about child sexual abuse, victims and abusers
Warning signs – learn what to look for in children and adults
Learn how to create a family safety plan to help protect children from harm
Abuse among children and young people
Frequently asked questions on child sexual abuse
SMART Rules for Parents and Carers
SMART Rules for Adults to Share with Children
Use some of these suggested books to start important conversations with your children