7 Days Can Change Everything
In as little as seven days, you can be using risk management best practices to manage 100% of your sexual abuse risks.
You eliminate the gnawing uncertainty of wondering if you are doing enough to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse. Instead, you will know you are doing all you reasonably can to protect children from sexual abuse and yourself and your organization from the consequences of not being able to prevent sexual abuse.
You will also contribute to constantly improving child protection best practices.
Whether you take seven days or 30 is up to you. Though you can go quicker and slower, we recommend taking 3 or 4 days minimum for each of the initial risk assessment and system customization stages.
Three days is enough to engage with sexual abuse risk, and more than 15 can involve diminishing returns from the effort you put in.
Remember, you will adapt and continuously improve your system as you improve how well you understand your organization’s risks and control options. So you shouldn’t expect the initial assessment and customization to be anything more than just that: initial.
In “The Journey,” I discuss where we expect you to be today.
I discuss what’s causing your challenges and outline your choices for addressing them.
I finish by describing how you can complete a full sexual abuse risk assessment and customize your sexual abuse risk management best practice system in 7 days or less.
I also describe the story you can tell in two years as you maintain your system.
Symptoms - here's where you likely are now
In “Symptoms,” I discuss the symptoms that organizations tell us cause them to realize they must change how they try to prevent sexual abuse. Organizations know they must change:
- After they have had to deal with a sexual abuse incident or allegation;
- When insurance becomes too expensive or unavailable; or
- When the people working for the organization and its stakeholders realize they must use more than the safe environment to protect children, themselves, or their organization.
Causes - what's causing what you are feeling now
In “Causes,” I discuss why sexual abuse prevention isn’t working well enough to prevent sexual abuse from rising.
I explain why the traditional safe environment is incomplete by design and is over twenty years out of date. I also talk about how the safe environment isn’t:
- customizable or
These matter because they result in a lack of engagement with sexual abuse risk. If you wonder why engagement matters, try to think of the last time you took a big decision without thinking carefully about it first…
Treatment - your options for change
In “Treatment,” I discuss all your choices to address the causes. I discuss each of the bottom-up options (adding to the safe environment controls):
- DIY or consultants and
- the insurance + services option.
I compare these to a top-down approach, where instead of trying to fill the gaps in a fundamentally flawed approach, you use current risk management best practices to prevent sexual abuse.
Prognosis - where you will be working with us
In “Prognosis,” I show how you can have a sexual abuse risk management best practice system up and running in as little as 7 days, guaranteed in 30 if you do the work. I’ll also show you where you’ll be in two years.
In both cases, you will be:
- Confident you are protecting children and vulnerable adults as well as possible,
- Convincing when you ask others to trust that you take child protection seriously, and
- Sure you are comprehensively protecting your organization.