Child Sexual Abuse Awareness - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Department of Health
  • The Childrens Society

About the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness programme

Seen and Heard is a joint initiative from the Department of Health, The Children’s Society and NHS England. Focused on raising awareness of child sexual abuse (CSA) and exploitation (CSE), the elearning course provides an authentic, child-centred perspective on abuse and exploitation. The message is clear – if abuse is to stop, children need to be both seen and heard.

Told through the story of Tyler and his experiences of the services he comes into contact with during the course of his abuse, Seen and Heard is narrated by young people, supported by the latest research findings.

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This elearning course lasts approximately one hour and covers the following topics:

  • Basic awareness and prevalence of child abuse and exploitation
  • Noticing the tell-tale signs of abuse, in all its forms
  • Understanding what it’s like to be an abused young person with ‘something to tell’
  • Ensuring abused young people are both seen and heard
  • Understanding why and when children disclose abuse
  • Helping create an environment that supports disclosure
  • Knowing what to do after a young person discloses

How to access

In order to access the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Child Sexual Abuse Awareness programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

You can also directly access the elearning by registering on the Seen and Heard website:

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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