Studies are showing that between a third and a half of all adults blame the victim of a sexual offence. Not only the public but police forces, criminal justice systems, education, health, and social care have been shown to hold the same irrational and harmful beliefs about victims of sexual offences. Whilst many might hope that these beliefs are not held about child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, there is ample evidence that children are blamed and subsequently held responsible for being targeted by a sex offender and not exiting the abuse.
This course will explore why people blame children who have been sexually exploited and the impact this has on them. After completing this course, professionals will feel confident and empowered to challenge victim blaming in their workplace and in everyday life.
The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:
- To explore the roots of victim blaming in sexual offences
- To increase knowledge of victim-blaming behaviours and attitudes
- To deconstruct common victim-blaming narratives
- To understand the impact on the victim including self-blame and revictimisation
This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.
Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.
We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.
Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.