Towards safer organisations Adults who pose a risk to children in the workplace and implications for recruitment and selection
The primary focus of this study was a consideration of what could be understood from the published literature, interviews with relevant professionals and a small sample of convicted child sex offenders about risks to children from those who work with them, and the characteristics of those who would be unsuitable to do such work.
Author: Marcus Erooga
This report presents the key findings of a review of the literature on child abuse in organisations.
It aims to inform methods of recruitment in settings where staff or volunteers may come into contact with children. The study also draws on interviews with relevant professionals and a small sample of convicted child sex offenders.
|A brief review of measures designed to prevent inappropriate people from working with children||29|
|Characteristics of “vulnerable organisations” – the importance of the organisational environment in preventing abuse||38|
|Characteristics of abuse and maltreatment in specific organisational settings||51|
|Inappropriate staff and volunteers: relevant findings from the sexual abuse literature||67|
|Themes and issues arising from interviews with professionals and
with offenders convicted of child sexual abuse
|10.Conclusions and issues for consideration||126|
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