Identifying and Managing the Risk of Sexual Offending

Sexual Abuse
Youth Justice

Posted: 05 December 2017
Website: www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
Telephone: 01772 893408

Event Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Event Venue: UCLan, Preston
Event Cost: £60 per delegate

Brief summary:

This lecture explores the static and dynamic risk factors which are predictive of sexual offending. It will also consider different methods of managing risk, including identification of risk assessment tools for measuring likelihood of sexual re-offending and level harm, and the interplay between risk management measures from external sources and within the individual.

At the end of the lecture participants will be able to:

  • Recognise risk factors for sexual offending and identify these in practice situations
  • Consider the meaning and impact of a designation of low, medium, high or very high risk of sexual re-offending in a range of contexts
  • Understand the importance of a targeted combination of internal and external measures to manage risk when seeking to reduce sexual recidivism.

Who should attend?

Practitioners currently working with individuals who pose a risk of sexual harm to others.

This event does not include an assessment. On completion, participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance which will include the CPD hours achieved.

About the facilitator:

Ruth Parkes, Lecturer at UCLan:

Prior to working for UCLan, Ruth worked for the Probation Service for 11 years. Ruth’s main areas of expertise are assessment, supervision and intervention with men convicted of sexual offences and domestic abuse and she is a trainer in tools such as ViSOR and Risk Matrix 2000. Ruth is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the experiences of criminal justice professionals who analyse sexual offending material.

How to book:

Advanced booking is required.

Please contact the CPD team on 01772 893408 or socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk for a booking form and payment instructions.

Drink refreshments will be provided.

Discount may be available if you are a carer, service user or unemployed. Enquire for eligibility.

Visit uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd for details of all CPD events and courses available.

Other Sexual Offending Lectures Available:

Theories of the Onset and Development of Sexual Offending Behaviour (21 February 2018)
Expkoring the Offence Process and Treatment Options (21 March 2018)
Practitioner Skills (16 May 2018)

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