The overwhelming majority of professionals who care for abused children admit they have had no training in how to help children recover from the online element, a survey revealed.
A poll of 692 school nurses, health visitors, paediatricians, social workers, child protection advisers, family and education welfare officers, teachers and learning support assistants also found:
- Of the 81% who said they had not been trained in how to help children recover from the online element of their abuse, 94% added they wanted that training.
- 70% of those stated they had not received training in online risk assessment.
- 95.5% saying they would value such training.
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