Sibling sexual abuse: challenging preconceptions

10/12/2021 14:15 - 15:15

Sexual abuse involving child siblings is thought to be the most common form of intra-familial child sexual abuse; most safeguarding professionals will encounter it at some stage. Recognising and responding to sibling sexual abuse can be difficult, not least because it often challenges commonly held conceptions about sibling relationships.

This session will help build knowledge and confidence in identifying and responding to concerns and:

  • Support social workers to understand the prevalence of, and possible pathways to, sibling sexual abuse.
  • Share research and guidance from the CSA Centre’s latest report: Sibling sexual abuse: a knowledge and practice overview.
  • Discuss a whole family approach to support families to heal and move forward.

Dr Natasha Sabin, practice improvement advisor, Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse