Ten-Step Guide

Preventing sexual abuse has always been a priority for everyone working with children. But sexual abuse is rising, and the costs of failing to prevent sexual abuse are increasing exponentially.  As a result, over the last ten years, sexual abuse risk has quietly become one of the most significant and fastest-growing risks facing youth-serving organizations.

Most youth-serving organizations are still using the traditional safe environment approach to preventing sexual abuse, even though the approach isn’t enough to prevent sexual abuse from rising.  Further, the safe environment assumes organizations can obtain sufficient insurance to protect themselves from the financial consequences of failing to prevent sexual abuse.  Yet, because sexual abuse and its costs have risen so much and are still rising, insurance is much harder to find, costs much more, and covers much less than it used to.  

The result is that organizations persisting with the traditional approach to preventing sexual abuse are trapped in a cycle of rising risk and costs with, functionally, no protection. 

This is unsustainable.

If your organization works with minors or vulnerable adults, you have a choice.  You can continue to rely on the combination of a safe environment plus insurance if you can find or afford it, or you can take control of your sexual abuse risk.

To take control of your sexual abuse risk means to use risk management best practices.  Risk management best practices mean:

  • comprehensive child protection
  • well-protected organizations through conscientious child protection.

The Ten-Step Guide will show how to take control of your sexual abuse risk using risk management best practices, even if you have no previous risk management experience. 

And remember, BOKRIM can walk you through the process, step-by-step, even if you have no previous risk management experience. 

Creating and Maintaining a Sexual Abuse Risk-Aware Culture: A Free Ten-Step Guide

Developing a sexual abuse risk-aware culture is the single most valuable thing you can do to protect the children and vulnerable adults in your care from sexual abuse.

Our free Ten-Step Guide is a practical introduction to the system that enables any organization to establish and maintain a sexual abuse risk-aware culture. 

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Tim Jaggs

I am a Brit who now lives just outside San Francisco.  Though I have given up arguing for “football,” not “soccer,” I am still trying to decide whether football is better to watch than rugby – it’s a very close call – and if it’s OK to admit I enjoy baseball almost as much as cricket.

I have worked with organizations managing sexual abuse risk for over 15 years. 

I created BOKRIM to help people working with children, who often have little risk management experience, to use risk management best practices to protect children from sexual abuse and protect themselves from the consequences of failing to prevent sexual abuse.