Case study – London local authority

As part of our bespoke training offer we can sometimes adapt our national programme of events to be run in-house.

At Research in Practice, we run a national programme of events and sometimes we can adapt these programmes to be run in-house.

This was the case with a London local authority. Addressing sexual abuse and exploitation was a core priority in this organisation. They had found that one specific workshop on the national programme of workshops, Intra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse, particularly met this priority. The local authority spoke in detail with our Tailored Support team, who considered carefully whether the workshop material would be suitable for delivery in-house.

The Tailored Support team then discussed this with the facilitator who designed and delivered this workshop, and – with extra development and tailoring – we were able to adapt this workshop to meet the local authority’s needs and then deliver it as an in-house workshop.

A number of changes were made to the workshop content. This included adapting the discussions away from sharing experiences between different local authorities to how different teams within the same local authority saw and addressed the challenges of intra-familial child sexual abuse. Also, at the local authority’s request, the facilitator incorporated material about the particular cultural context in the local population, and from it considered whether there were any distinct issues related to particular communities.

Following successful delivery of this workshop, Intra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse will become part of the in-house workshops menu and other organisations can request it for delivery in-house.