Parent Workshops.

Recent research ‘Unprotected, overprotected: meeting the needs of young people who experience, or at risk of, sexual exploitation’ states that there is a recognised need to empower young people with intellectual disabilities ‘so that they can recognise exploitation in general and disclose abuse, but there also needs to be more preventative work though education, raising awareness of child sexual exploitation and safety skills development’.

 Research like this can understandably add to the existing stress and worry of parents, but there are lots of things that parents can do to protect and empower their children with disabilities. These workshops are an opportunity for parents and carers to increase their knowledge and skills in this area.

Participants will have the opportunity to share concerns and ideas about protecting and safeguarding their children, ask questions and learn strategies for teaching their children self-protection skills that will help them as they grow older.

Contact me to discuss working together.