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Overcoming the challenges in practice on child sexual abuse 


Delivered by: Anna Glinski, Deputy Director (Knowledge and Practice Development), Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse.


Anna is a qualified social worker and has worked within statutory front line child protection and specialist services as a practitioner and manager throughout her career. She specialised in child sexual abuse work, acting as an expert witness in the family courts on CSA cases. She was previously the CSA Centre's Practice Improvement Advisor for Social Work and, before that, the practice development lead for CSA within the local authority and contributed to local and regional service and policy development. Anna developed and led a multi-disciplinary specialist sexual abuse team, which provided assessments, interventions, supervision, consultation and training.


Target audience: Anyone who works with children and families in Essex.


Cost to participants: Free (However, if a delegate fails to attend a course they have booked, or cancel with less than 5 working days' notice, their organisation will be charged) 


Course overview: Overview of the key messages from research related to child sexual abuse which are relevant to multi-agency practice in this area.


This course will consider the challenges professionals face in the identification and response to child sexual abuse, and share learning and resources designed to address these.


The session aims to build confidence in professionals in working with children and young people about whom they have these concerns and equip them with resources for practice. provide an overview of practical approaches and resources useful in practice.


Specifically, it will cover the following areas: