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This ebook is a realistic device for the evaluation of adults who sexually abuse children.It examines the impression of sexual abuse on little ones, allows execs to judge the chance provided by means of adults who've sexually abused young ones, and gives a framework for the overview of folks or carers and their skill to guard their youngsters. This publication contains checklists that practitioners can use to interpret the knowledge they acquire, and is illustrated with a significant case learn that demonstrates how the evaluate profile may be used.It is a precious source for someone venture exams that experience concerned the sexual abuse of youngsters. it's also of curiosity to others excited by baby safeguard, akin to social staff, wellbeing and fitness execs, lecturers, and felony and legal justice pros.

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He or she is seen to be ‘in charge’ within the family home and controlling of family matters. 50 THE ASSESSMENT OF ADULTS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSE CHILDREN • He or she makes the decisions for the family. • The abuse almost always occurs within the home. • The abuse is often described as ‘out of character’ and usually seen by others as being so. • He or she believes they have the right to love and affection and are motivated by anger. • He or she sees his partner and children as ‘possessions’. 2 BEGINNING THE ASSESSMENT The majority of child protection assessments are best and most appropriately conducted in the family home where the client and family feels most comfortable.

Adults with a learning disability are generally less inhibited in their behaviour and this includes sexual disinhibition. • This group of adults generally have poor impulse controls. Incidents of child sexual abuse by adults with a learning disability are most usually more opportunistic and less planned. They are 32 THE ASSESSMENT OF ADULTS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSE CHILDREN not usually associated with grooming or the ‘cycle of sexual abuse’ (Wolfe 1985). • Adults with a learning disability often feel more comfortable in the company of children where their intellectual performance is more compatible.

People who are normally responsible for protecting the child need to be neutralised in terms of their care and protection function. The adult needs to establish the correct circumstances to be able to sexually abuse the child without risk of being caught. In order to do this he or she must create an environment where suspicion does not exist and where trust by other adults prevails. Some adults will do this by creating a ‘loving’ relationship with the other adult responsible for the care of the child, which appears to be mutually satisfying and reciprocal, thereby dismissing the notion that he or she is interested in any other form of sexual contact.

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