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Invitation to the National Sibling Sexual Abuse Conference for Frontline Sectors – Wednesday 2nd February 2022, 9:30am-3:45pm (Online)

Date: Thursday, 25th Nov 2021 | Category: General

The conference is organised by the Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) sibling sexual abuse national project, which is funded by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice. It is tailored for those working in frontline sectors, meaning any sector which is public or patient facing. This includes frontline and manager-level professionals and practitioners working in the following sectors:
• criminal justice
• education
• health
• local government
• policing
• social care
• support centres for victim-survivors of sexual violence and abuse
• third sector

This conference aims to build professional confidence in and knowledge of sibling sexual abuse, enabling appropriate and effective responses to this abuse across different sectors. It will share national best practice, guidance and advice.

Sibling sexual abuse is considered to be the most prevalent form of child sexual abuse in UK homes and more common than sexual abuse by parents or adult carers. This conference is designed to share national best practice on supporting children, young people, adult victim-survivors and families affected by sibling sexual abuse.
Register your place for the first national conference on sibling sexual abuse. Tickets are free and available now here. Places are limited and will be made available on a first come, first served basis

Conference speakers include:

• Adult survivors, who will share their experience and advice in regards to frontline sectors
• Stuart Allardyce, Director Stop It Now! Scotland / Lucy Faithfull Foundation
• Stephen Barry, Clinical Team Manager and Lead Clinician, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Be Safe Service
• Dr. Andie Collins, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team at CAMHS, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
• Anna Glinski, Deputy Director (Knowledge and Practice Development) Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
• Professor Simon Hackett, Deputy Provost at Durham University and Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Sociology
• Sadia Hameed, Founder and Director of Gloucestershire Sisters and Four Freedoms International
• Christiane Sanderson, Psychologist, lecturer and trainer in psychology and counselling, (child protection, interpersonal abuse and complex trauma)
• Dr. Peter Yates, Lecturer in Social Work at Edinburgh Napier University