The Six Steps of Child Sexual Abuse Behaviour



Who For:       


This course is for all professionals who work with, or who in the course of their work may come into contact with children and young people who may be at risk of abuse. It is also for professionals working with adults who may be perpetrators of abuse.


 Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will:


  • Recognise the importance of considering the 6 steps to child sexual abuse behaviour model in order to safeguard children
  • Be able to recognise patterns of offender behaviour and understand the psychological processes that drive them
  • Have new knowledge in relation to perpetrator behaviour that they can use to support them in delivering their responsibilities to safeguard children


  • Have applied the six steps model to their understanding of risk and risk and risk assessment
  • Considered on how risk assessments inform effective management of families and child protection plans
  • Considered the non-abusive partner
  • Explored how the ‘multi-agency’ model can effectively manage sex offenders


Delivered by:Graham Hill (KLIK Protective Services) and Rachel Sensicle (Risk Solutions)


Graham worked for the Police Service for 30 years, working mostly in the Criminal Investigation Department investigating in particular serious sexual crimes against children. Graham was the Head of the Behavioural Analysis Unit for the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) between 2007-2011. He is currently undertaking a PhD focussing upon Sexually Motivated Non-Familial Child Abduction/Child Murder.




Rachel has worked as a Social Work practitioner for over 15 years, initially in front line child protection teams and subsequently for the NSPCC’s Specialist Investigation Service.  Rachel was seconded to the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre in 2007, an organisation affiliated to the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.  She worked in the field of Intelligence and Offender Management, tracking missing High Risk Sex Offenders. 


Rachel was recruited into CEOP’s Behavioural Analysis Unit and qualified as the centres first Psychological Profiler.



All applicants must evidence that they have already completed basic awareness child protection training within their organisations.


Important Notice: This training uses clips of real perpetrators speaking about their experiences of abusing children. Some individuals may find the course content upsetting due to its challenging nature. Please consider this carefully before booking.


Application forms must be completed and returned to 

Whilst there is no charge for attendance, non-attendance once a place has been confirmed will be charged at £50.00


Training application form - 12th Februar[...]
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Worried about a child?


Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:


Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,


              RM17 6SL


  • 01375 652802


  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)


  • 01375 372468


  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection


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