#HelpingHands and #CSEDAY17
Exploitation (CSE) awareness day is on 18th March
"Children and young people with a disability are three times more likely to be abused than children without a disability". Within this group, children with behaviour or conduct disorders are particularly vulnerable"
Miller, D; Brown, J (2014) 'We have the right to be safe': Protecting disabled children from abuse.
If you want to know how to spot the signs of CSE or find out what you can do to report your concerns , you can find advice via the link below :
For CSE awareness day there is publicity you can use via NWG:
The banners below can be found at :
The Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)
The ISVA service is currently funded by the Home Office and The Three Guineas Trust to support victims/survivors of sexual violence with learning disabilities through the judicial process, whether or not the case goes to court, whether a recent or historic assault.
The Role of ISVA
The aim of the specialist ISVA service at Respond is to support victims and their families/carers through the judicial process as comfortable as possible by
Keeping them informed every step of the way
Making sure they understand what is happening at all times
Making sure they are safe a helping them to stay safe in the future
Advocating on their behalf
The ISVA works closely with all agencies involved with the client, bringing in other agencies where it is deemed necessary for the wellbeing of the client.
The Respond ISVA service supports both adults and young people across all London Boroughs.
The Referral Process
Referrals for the service come mainly from the Police, The Haens (Sexual Assault Referral Centres) in Camberwell, Whitechapel and Paddington, Learning Disability Partnerships, and by self referral.
If you want to make a referral either email or call our ISVA on 0207 380 8257
The ISVA service also offers training for frontline staff whose clients with learning disabilities have experienced trauma. Below are some of the course that the ISVA service runs:
SOIT/police (ISVA awarness/development days)
Schools/Colleges (safety awareness for pupils/students)
Medical Professionals (Learning disability and sexual assault)
ISVAs (learning disability awareness training)
In addition to these sessions we are able to provide individually tailored programmes to meed your needs.