Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse – parents’ prevention guide

Protecting Your Child is intended to help parents/guardians better understand the issue of child sexual abuse. Topics covered include the scope of child sexual abuse, personal boundaries, adult supervision, children’s use of internet-enabled devices, concerning sexual behaviour in children, what to talk to your child about, and reporting.

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Contents:

SECTION I: BE INFORMED
Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
The Process of Child Sexual Abuse
Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
The Role of Technology and the Internet in Child Sexual Abuse
Discovery or Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse
When Abuse is Discovered or Disclosed
How to Respond to a Child’s Disclosure

SECTION II: SUPERVISE
Supervision and Safeguarding
Safeguarding for When Your Child is in Someone Else’s Care

SECTION III: PAY ATTENTION
Personal Boundaries and Safeguarding
Practice What You Preach
Responding to Concerns when a Boundary is Broken
Concerning Behaviour

SECTION IV: TAKE ACTION AND REPORT
Teach Your Child About Personal Safety by Talking About:
Safety with Internet-enabled Devices
Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Reporting Misconduct/Concerning Behaviour

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