Protecting disabled children from sexual abuse

Episode 20,   Nov 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

The NSPCC recently funded a study that looks at parents’ and carers’ views about working together to protect disabled children from sexual abuse, including those with learning and communication needs. A total of 30 parents and carers were interviewed by Sarah Goff, Safeguarding Disabled Children Services Manager at the Ann Craft Trust who, along with colleagues Anita Franklin and Alex Toft, wrote the report.

Joining us for this episode, Sarah discusses:
  • our report findings including the key issues for parents and carers
  • the need for accessible relationships and sex education for children and young people with disabilities
  • how parents and carers can work with schools to provide children with consistent messages around relationships and sex education
  • involving children, young people and their parents and carers in the development of services and approaches to preventing sexual abuse

 This episode features: 

  • Host - Ali Brown, the NSPCC’s Knowledge Transfer Manager
  • Sarah Goff, Safeguarding Disabled Children Services Manager for the Ann Craft Trust 
View the podcast transcript on the NSPCC Learning website.