This course is a half day training course aimed at those with an existing knowledge of CSE, who will be supporting families to engage with the criminal justice process. The course is co-delivered with an affected parent who shares their experiences of the judicial process giving insight into the real fears and concerns of taking offenders to court.
• Understand the models of CSE and how parents can be supported to gather information and evidence to identify and charge offenders.
• Recognise the difficulties families experience when reporting offences and the impact this can have on future engagement with the judicial process
• Develop knowledge on the successful disruption tactics used by parents, when having their child give evidence is not going to be an option
• Understand what is disempowering for a families involved in the judicial process and what can be done to address this
• Understand the process that a case will go through to reach trial and be able to explain this to families involved
• Recognise the support needs during a trial and be able to develop individual plans for families being supported through court
• Understand the issues of witness intimidation and how families feel during these times. Be able to offer practical support and guidance on what will be available to the families to help to keep them safe
• Recognise the emotional and psychological wellbeing of families and victims during the judicial process and know the role of pre-trial therapy
Who is this course for?
Professionals with an existing knowledge of CSE, who will be supporting families to engage with the criminal justice process.