CSA Learning Week 2023

Understanding child sexual abuse online: Managing risk and trauma after online sexual offending – View at this link

Speakers: Natasha Sabin and Michael Sheath

How can professionals support and safeguard the whole family when a parent has viewed or shared child sexual abuse images. This session will offer guidance and practical advice, combined with practice examples and case studies.

Natasha Sabin is the Practice Improvement Advisor at the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse.

She is a Forensic Psychologist with professional experience in child sexual abuse. Natasha has worked within Youth Justice as a practitioner and manager specialising in harmful sexual behaviour. Natasha has also had roles within secure hospitals and custodial environments where she has predominantly worked with adult males who have committed sexual offences. Natasha is a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham, facilitating teaching sessions to Forensic and Clinical Psychologists in training.

Michael Sheath worked as a Probation Officer for 10 years in custodial and community settings with sexual offenders before joining The Lucy Faithfull Foundation in 1997. His duties at The Foundation included the preparation of risk assessments for Family Courts dealing with both convicted and alleged offenders. He was commissioned to undertake whole community risk assessments of a number of UK Overseas Territories including the Falkland Islands.

Michael has developed a specialism in working with viewers of child sexual abuse material from 1998, and he is a regular trainer on the Europol course for investigators. He is the author of a play and book, ‘Crossing the line’, which deals with secondary trauma as it affects families affected by, and those investigating the possession of child sexual abuse material.

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