After suffering many years of abuse from her stepdad, teenager Fiona tracks down her biological father.  However she is sexually abused by her real father and, after falling pregnant several times, finally reports her abuse.  Helped by a charity, Fiona manages to turn her life around and, as a slightly older woman, helps others at risk.
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Vulnerable Adult, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Sexual Abuse, Learning disability, Complex health needs
  • Guidance for sexual abuse and incest

Level of Complexity: Advanced
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly

Video Synopsis

  • Young person with learning disabilities is fostered and suffers abuse from stepdad
  • She is put in supported accommodation
  • She finds her real dad
  • She is raped and sexually abused by her real dad
  • She starts misusing alcohol and drugs
  • She gives birth to several children from her early teens
  • She eventually reports abuse
  • She is helped by a charity
  • When slightly older she becomes an active community member and helps others at risk

Issues Covered

  • Transitional services
  • Multi-agency working
  • Information sharing
  • Empathic approach to working with vulnerability
  • Homelessness
  • Substance misuse
  • Support after trauma
  • Underage Pregnancies,
  • Drugs and alcohol abuse
  • Grooming

  • To recognise multiple vulnerabilities (Toxic Trio)
  • To recognise the grooming process
  • To explore empathetic listening
  • To discuss referral pathways and multi-agency approach
  • To recognise the signs and impact of trauma
  • To identify appropriate recovery models/programmes

  • How is Fiona’s vulnerability manifested?
  • Where were the missed opportunities to support Fiona?
  • What would you/your agency do differently?
  • How do you manage transition in your area when working with 16yrs +?
  • What are the appropriate referral pathways for Fiona in your area?
  • What would an empathetic approach look like to Fiona?

Target Audience:

  • Teachers including those working in SEN schools
  • Adult Social Care
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Police – Safeguarding Officers
  • Police Community support officers
  • Voluntary and Community-based groups including specialist support services
  • Youth workers
  • General Practitioners
  • NHS staff including those working in Care Trust and Disability services
  • Elected Members
  • Mental Health services
  • Housing staff
  • Foster carers

Useful For:

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event

Training Suggestions:

  • Care Act training
  • Safeguarding adults training
  • Safeguarding children’s training
  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Sexual Abuse training
  • Risk Indicator training

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Local specialist support services – Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse
  • Learning disability complex health team
  • Supported housing providers