This informative and educational session from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is an ideal introduction for anyone working with clients who have a sexual conviction and wants to understand and become more informed. It aims to help participants understand the offending process, as well as consider both reoffending rates and the management of risk.
The session will also offer some good practical suggestions to help inform your professional practice, as well as start to consider the issues of disclosure and supporting people into future employment, for example. There will also be opportunities for discussion and to ask questions.
It will be ideal for work coaches, employment advisors, support workers and anyone who receives referrals that could include those with a sexual conviction and wants to know more about this challenging area of work.
The session will include:
Context setting: the prevalence of child sexual abuse [CSA] in the UK.
The motives of those who sexually abuse children and the needs the behaviour fulfils.
Risk: how often are people with criminal convictions re-convicted for new offences? What makes this more likely?
Managing and reducing people’s risk of committing further sexual offences: what helps?
Practical suggestions for professionals.