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The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has a range of resources. Visit the resources section on their website and scroll down to download ‘Child sexual abuse: Picking up the pieces’- a simple and informative guide for parents and caregivers whose child has been sexually abused.

‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’. A children’s story book about a young knight’s experience of child sexual abuse. It explores manipulation and coercion in an age appropriate manner, sexual abuse, and common worries children have about disclosing.

‘The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Underwear Rule’. A simple factsheet and video resource which can be used to open up a conversation with a child about private parts, secrets and what to do if they feel unsafe or unsure. There is also information tailored for children with learning disabilities or with autism. Visit the website for factsheets and further information, or watch the video below.

Talk PANTS with Pantosaurus and his PANTS song 

‘Everybody’s Got a Bottom’. A story about two young children learning and talking together about bodies. A tool for caregivers to start a conversation with children about sex education.

'Everyone's got a bottom' by Tess Rowley

Bears cards. A practical resource to explore emotion with parents and children, available to purchase along with a range of resources to use in work with children and families at St Luke’s Innovative Resources.

The Three Houses. Supports practitioners to explore ‘what’s working well’, ‘what are we worried about’, and ‘what needs to happen’ with children and young people.

Genogram-Maker Millennium. Genograms are an important tool for child protection assessment and case planning. This software helps practitioners develop genograms to understand who is in the family and the relationships between people in the family.

The sexual behaviours traffic light tool (adapted from True in Queensland) helps professionals to identify, assess and respond to sexual behaviour in children and young people in a confident and appropriate manner. It can be also used when explaining to parents/carers what constitutes healthy sexual behaviour and how to identify when their child’s behaviour becomes harmful.

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