Your legal obligations to survivors of abuse: pre-trial therapy, disclosure and safeguarding
The course covers:
- How to handle disclosures of abuse both recent and non-recent.
Using a mixture of case studies and discussion we will explore:
- The potential conflicts between confidentiality and safeguarding
- What action you should take
- Understanding the importance of the context within which you work
- Safeguarding - understanding your obligations.
- Pre-trial therapy protocol
- Why is a protocol necessary?
- How might therapy impact on a criminal trial?
- Understanding the need for new contracting
- How does this impact on note taking?
- How long should notes be retained?
- What should I do if I get a request to disclose my notes?
- How can I best support my client through the criminal justice process?
Numbers restricted to a maximum of 16.
Hosted by Lynsey Lowe
Lynsey Lowe is a BACP accredited therapist with extensive experience of working with survivors of childhood abuse. Sally French was a sexual offences specialist lawyer who worked for the CPS for 25 years. She is now a UKCP accredited therapist. Lynsey and Sally both enjoy training and working together to aid survivors and therapists.