Use of Appropriate Language

Published date: 
Wednesday, 17th November 2021

Empowering professionals to feel confident in their use of language when working with children & young people at risk of exploitation.

Language used by safeguarding professionals, is very important. Appropriate terminology is particularly important when used to discuss children and young people who have been exploited or are at risk of exploitation.

Language should reflect the presence of coercion and the lack of control young people have in abusive or exploitative situations and must recognise the severity of the impact that exploitation has on the child or young person.

Victim-blaming language may reinforce messages from perpetrators around shame and guilt. This in turn may prevent the child or young person from disclosing their abuse, through fear of being blamed by professionals.

This session will explore the use of appropriate language in order to support professionals who are working with children and young people at risk of exploitation.

There are 3 dates available:

  • Friday 26 November 2021, 12.30pm - 2.00pm - Nomination form return by Wednesday 24th November 2021
  • Friday 21 January 2022, 12.30pm - 2.00pm - Nomination form to be returned by Friday 14th January 2021
  • Friday 25 March 2022, 12.30p - 2.00pm - Nomination form to be returned by Friday 18th March 2022

Please return the completed nomination form as soon as possible to: Email: