Perpetration – understanding the preconditions that need to be met for child sexual abuse to occur

10/13/2020 15:30 - 16:30

Child sexual abuse can be extremely difficult to understand – how does somebody perpetrate this abuse against a child or young person? Perpetration and sexual offending is complex; this session will explore a common model for ‘unpacking’ adult male offending.

  • Learn about Finkelhor’s preconditions model which explains what conditions must be met in order for perpetrators to offend
  • How you can use this model in your work to safeguard children
  • How the model can support work with families, including non-abusing carers

Michael Huggett, SWIFT Community Mental Health Nurse, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust