Supporting families through the court process

For families experiencing child exploitation

The judicial process can be re-traumatising and very emotionally demanding for victims and their families who have already experienced the devastation of sexual or criminal exploitation. This course will equip you with the understanding about how the judicial system works, what support helps families to engage throughout and the importance of witness care planning.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how using the relational safeguarding model supports investigations, judicial process and convictions
  • Recognise the journey a child and family experience to get to a court
  • Understand key concerns from children and family about providing information that leads to arrests and trials
  • Recognise how robust witness care planning is vital from initial referral to post conviction in keeping families supported and engaged
  • Understand the special measures that can be utilised when supporting children and families through court
  • Clearly describe the pre-trial therapy options available for all victims and witnesses involved in investigations and trials
  • Have a basic understanding of trauma and how to support trauma responses during trials

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who works with children and young people who are being criminally or sexually exploited.


Bespoke costings can be provided by contacting us.

Discount available for multiple bookings. You can also commission us to run the course in your workplace if you have a large number of staff wishing to attend. Please get in touch to find out more.