NSPCC Bradfordhave developed a new service for children with the aim of preventing online sexual abuse called InCTRL.The service is specifically for children who may have existing vulnerabilities due to previously experiencing adverse experiences in their
The Online Sexual Abuse Prevention Service will primarily offer a group work intervention for children and aims to work with them before they experience sexual abuse online. The children who will be eligible for this service will be:
- Children who have had adverse childhood experiences as outlined above.
- Aged between 11-13 years old (there can be some flexibility according to need).
- Engaged in online experiences that are concerning but not considered as sexual abuse.
- Have some positive or protective factors to support their engagement in the group
the content of the sessions will be:
- Enjoying life (introducing the positives and the risks of life online and how it is affected by our life on and off line)
- Friendships and relationships (reflecting on how we navigate relationships; is this different online and off?)
- Building resilience (including adolescent development and understanding the impact of trauma)
- Social media, online spaces, pressure and expectations (including self-image, gender and how this online and offline interact)
- Self-esteem and wellbeing (understanding our strengths and self care)
- Online life and life at home (how we navigate relationships with our families)
- Grooming and sexual exploitation
- Pornography, sexting and sexual content
- Safety planning: support networks and seeking help and information
How to make a referral:
Prior to referrals being made you can arrange to meet with one of our practitioners to discuss in more detail the service being offered, expectations, a Working Together Agreement and how to complete the referral forms and whether consideration should be
given to whether you, or someone from your establishment could be involved in co-delivering the group.
In this meeting practitioners should be able to offer advice about the eligibility criteria and support you to identify potential referrals if needed. They can give you information to give to children and their parents/carers.
We ask that the child and their parents or carers are informed and included in the referral process and referrals should only be made with consent from both.
If you are interested, please call the service centre on 01274 381440 or email bradford@NSPCC.org.uk