Education: Staff and Professional training

It is our belief that all staff who come in to contact with children in education should have training on what factors to look out for and how to manage disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse. We provide context to the statistics, via lived-experience, which is invaluable in raising critical awareness of the behaviours and mindset displayed by an abused child. Teachers often feel anxious or misinformed about the way a child will present or how to approach a conversation where concerns are raised. This training aims to support existing safeguarding training and instil confidence in the professional, allowing them to use their professional skills and judgement effectively in a very difficult area.

Read staff testimonials here.

What we offer:

  • Keynote speaking on lived experience.
  • Bespoke safeguarding support.
  • Question and answer sessions.
  • Interactive case study sessions.
  • Consultation and feedback services.

What we cover:

  • Real life case studies of children and their reasons for non-disclosure. 
  • The language and behaviours exhibited by victims/survivors in the school environment.
  • We challenge stereotypes of what an abused child will look like.
  • Examples of good practice when it comes to talking with children and creating a safe environment that will allow them to disclose where they need to.

We encourage the school to look at the wider school community, as the ripple effect of abuse trauma will impact on staff and parents too, having consequences for the children they support.

For further information contact us at admin@theflyingchild.com

The idea that you brought up several times – that it is far better to spend a few minutes reporting a concern that turns out to be nothing, than to sit on a concern which if reported could contribute to the protection of a child – will stay with me for a long time.

Primary school staff member
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