Peter Yates

Peter Yates

Dr. Peter Yates

Lecturer

Biography

I am a qualified social worker with over ten years’ experience of child protection. I completed ESRC-funded PhD research in April 2015 examining social worker decision making in cases involving sexual behaviour between siblings. My interest in this subject grew from four years’ work with Lighthouse, a specialist Barnardo’s service working with children who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. I have published several articles on the subject of sibling sexual abuse, victim crossover and risk assessment as well papers concerning work with fathers of at-risk children. I have presented at national and international conferences and seminars on the subject of sibling sexual abuse and working with children who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour, and am a member of the social work judgement and decision making research network.

Esteem

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Child Abuse Review
  • Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Nursing

 

Conference/Workshop

  • Social Work Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh, 3 seminars per semester

 

Invited Speaker

  • Social workers’ thinking processes in cases involving sexual behaviour between siblings
  • Framing sibling incest

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member for Child Abuse Review