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Professionals helping child sexual abuse victims not keeping pace with technological advances.

Researchers surveying health, education and children’s services workers warn that while perpetrators have become more ingenious in their use of technology to engage with vulnerable children, the training available to professionals has not kept up.

The study was carried out by researchers at Plymouth University and University Campus Suffolk for the Marie Collins Foundation. The results also showed 70% of those respondents stated they had not received training in online risk assessment, with 95% saying they would value such training. More than half of the 692 people who responded to the survey said they did not currently feel confident about helping children who had experienced harm or abuse online.

Tues 28th Jan 2014

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