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Support & Intervention

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and across the HIPS partnership, there are teams of people who are specially trained to respond, prevent reoffending and to support victims of child sexual abuse. This includes specialist child sexual abuse nurses and doctors, children and family social workers and police child abuse investigators. There are also specialist national organisations that offer help Рsee section (6) resources Support and Intervention.

Within the Strategy there are specific groups that require consideration in terms of interventions and support. Some examples of what may be required are outlined below:

  • Understanding age-appropriate behaviour and safe relationships.
  • Education and access to resources.
  • Having places of safety.
  • Being listened to and believed.
  • Support, therapeutic input and advocacy.
  • Have health needs assessed and met.


  • Understand concerns.
  • Recognising the impact of sexual abuse on all members of the family.
  • Clear voice of the family, including all members.
  • Access to interventions and support.
  • Clear safety planning.


  • Recognising behaviours.
  • Understanding threat and risk.
  • Investigate to safeguard.
  • Access to interventions and support.
  • Clear safety planning.


  • Recognising indicators and remain curious.
  • Recording and referring.
  • Right service, right time.
  • Awareness of interventions and support.
  • Access to training and supervision and support.