Attensi collaborate with NSPCC Learning on new 3D learning tool to help adults talk to children about abuse
To support people who work or volunteer with children, we’ve offered our research and expertise and collaborated with gamified simulation specialists Attensi. The training provider has developed a pilot 3D, interactive learning tool called ‘Talk to Me’ to help adults build their confidence in having conversations with children about difficult topics like abuse, and ensure children always feel listened to.
The ‘Talk to Me’ tool has been funded by Innovate UK as part of its national COVID-19 response initiative, and informed by our 2019 ‘Let children know you’re listening’ research and expert advice to make the tool relevant to the UK child protection context. One of the key findings from our 2019 research was that children and young people wanted adults to make it clear they are listening and taking them seriously.
The free tool enables learners to:
- access simulated scenarios and interact with fictional child characters
- learn how to respond to the children and build their trust to help them talk about their experiences to successfully complete each scenario
- build knowledge and confidence to talk children about abuse.
The scenarios are based in a school setting and focus on domestic and sexual abuse. Access to ‘Talk to Me’ is free for anyone until December 2021 and the simulations can be revisited as many times as you like.