Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working With Them

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Marcus Erooga
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 11, 2012 - Psychology - 208 pages
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An accessible resource to help those in organisational settings ensure that they have taken all possible steps to safeguard the children and young people they are responsible for.

  • Draws on up to date research with people who have committed sexual offences against children in organisational settings, and new developments in interviewing approaches
  • Details recent cases to illustrate points about institutional failures in protecting children
  • Highlights the fact that those who sexually offend against children are a diverse and heterogeneous population, and the approaches taken to protect children must address the range of possible risks
  • Makes a firm commitment to the importance of multi-agency and inter-disciplinary collaboration and is relevant in both community and residential settings
  • Offers clear and practical messages and measures for organisations to act on
 

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Contents

Creating Safer Organisations An Overview
1
How Prevalent are Sexual Offences Committed Against Children
8
Use of the Internet
14
Female Sexual Abusers
20
Understanding and Responding to People Who Sexually Abuse
27
Policy and Legislation Changing Responses
44
Individual Facilitating Factors
73
Discussion
79
Conclusions
95
Safer Recruitment Guidance for Organisations
122
The Value of Situational Prevention
140
Applying the Situational Prevention Model to Child Sexual Abuse
146
Identifying Common Risks Across National Organisations
161
Avoiding and Managing Allegations Against Staff
170
Index
188
Copyright

Manipulation Styles of Abusers Who Work With Children
85

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About the author (2012)

Marcus Erooga is NSPCC Theme Adviser for Child Sexual Abuse and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield's Centre for Childhood Studies. He is also immediate past Chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA). He has studied staff and volunteers who may present a risk to children in the workplace,  and also undertaken research with people convicted of sexual offences in those settings. A past editor and current Board member of the Journal of Sexual Aggression, Marcus has authored and edited some 25 publications on child protection related issues.

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