Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation have published a report looking at the multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment. Findings from their joint targeted area inspections between September 2018 and May 2019 include: knowledge about and approaches to dealing with child sexual exploitation are not being applied when addressing familial sexual abuse, there is too much reliance on children to verbally disclose, and responses to harmful sexual behaviour often focus solely on behaviour without considering the cause. NSPCC Learning has published a CASPAR briefing which summarises the report.
Read the NSPCC briefing: Child sexual abuse in the family environment: CASPAR briefing
Download the report: The multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment (PDF)
Source: Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Probation, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
Date: 04 February 2020