Dealing with child sexual abuse is complex. A flexible approach, underpinned by strong clinical experience and up-to-date research, is essential.

law enforcement

Law enforcement

Mentor has extensive experience in assisting law enforcement with investigations into serious sexual crimes against children.  We provide consultancy and behaviour analysis regarding sexual offending to investigations at all levels, working alongside investigative teams to meet strategic and tactical objectives.

We can provide:

  • Interview Strategies
  • Profiling of identified suspects
  • Child Protection Advice and Strategies
  • Specialist Risk Assessments
  • Multi-agency debriefing
  • Case reviews
education, faith commuities and organisations

Education/Faith Communities/Organisations

Where PSB and/or child sexual abuse has been a problem, schools, colleges, faith communities and organisations whose work brings them into contact with children have a safeguarding responsibility.

To ensure this is optimised staff need a specialist understanding. Mentor can provide this through bespoke case review and/or safeguarding development strategies.

This includes:

  • Creating & developing safeguarding strategies
  • Risk management planning
  • Case file review
  • Media response strategy
Evaluation of suitability to work with children

Evaluation of suitability to work with children

When a professional working with children has been accused of sexual misconduct or abuse it is necessary to evaluate their suitability to work with children.  This process will most often occur after a police investigation has concluded without a prosecution or in circumstance where the involvement of law enforcement or statutory agencies is not required.  The aim is to inform the employers decision about how to proceed following an internal or independent safeguarding inquiry.

The process is not exclusively concerned with the suspicions, concerns or allegations but is a forensic behavioural examination of the accused person, which examines all aspects of their professional interaction with children.

The evaluation includes:

  • Case file review
  • Four evaluation sessions of 3 hours duration
  • Polygraph examination after the third evaluation session to test the veracity of the account given
  • Comprehensive evaluation report.