Student social worker speaking to mother and daughter

Social Work

Intra-familial child sexual abuse – an introduction for social work students

A CPD-certified course to give social work students what they need to know to identify and respond to child sexual abuse.




Online / in-person


£850 plus VAT

The CSA Centre estimates that 1 in 10 children and young people are sexually abused before the age of 16, so social workers are more than likely to have concerns about child sexual abuse during their careers.

It’s important that anyone beginning their career as a social worker knows how to identify and respond to concerns of child sexual abuse. Intra-familial child sexual abuse – an introduction for social work students is a one-day CPD-certified introductory online course designed for social workers completing their studies to provide an overview of the key issues to support them in identifying and responding to cases of intra familial child sexual abuse.

This course, tailored for student social workers, helps participants understand the scale and nature of child sexual abuse and how to work with children in a way that shows care and compassion, facilitates choice, control and safety, and best supports them and their wider families.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for student social workers who are completing their studies.

What can you expect to gain?

Following the training, students can expect to have a better understanding of:

  • The scale and nature of child sexual abuse.
  • How the impact of child sexual abuse presents in children, young people and adults.
  • How children communicate their experiences of sexual abuse, and the professional role in helping them do this.
  • How and why sexual abuse happens in families.
  • The importance of a ‘whole family’ approach to assessing and intervening with families.

Participants will also improve their confidence and ability to identify the potential signs and indicators of sexual abuse and sexually abusive behaviour.

Brilliant session, very interesting, the use of technology, wealth of information, open discussions. I usually don’t speak out but felt very comfortable in the space you created to share confidently and openly.

Student social worker