Child Abuse Training

Through the ongoing reporting of high profile news stories and allegations of abuse we are aware of the prevalence and scale of the sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children. We are increasingly facing the issues of managing and rehabilitating sex offenders who come to participate in a local church.

Family Spectrum provides child protection and good practice training for those in youth and children’s work. We also provide pastoral training in relation to ministry to those adults who have been abused as children. Family Spectrum provides consultation, training and support for congregations as they seek to manage crises (such as disclosures and allegations of child abuse) and the risks posed by the participation of offenders in church life. If necessary, we can help to develop policies and procedures to guide responses.