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 am co-author of Allardyce, S. and Yates, P. (2018) Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour, Edinburgh, Dunedin Academic Press. I have otherwise 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. I am an editorial board member for Child Abuse Review and a peer reviewer for this journal, Child Abuse and Neglect, British Journal of Social Work and Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Themes

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Lifting the lid off the box: Abuse within sibling relationships

 

Conference/Workshop

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

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member for Child Abuse Review

 

Invited Speaker

  • 5 Nations Discussion: Being creative within changing organisational structures – comparing safeguarding challenges across the UK
  • Child Protection in and through Scottish Rugby
  • Framing sibling incest
  • Social workers’ thinking processes in cases involving sexual behaviour between siblings

 

Reviewing

  • Children's Geographies
  • British Journal of Social Work
  • Reviewer for Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Reviewer for Child Abuse Review
  • Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Nursing

 

Date


19 results

Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse

Book Chapter
Yates, P., & Allardyce, S. (in press)
Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse. In K. Uzieblo, W. Smid, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Sex offender assessment, treatment, and management: Emerging directions and debates. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Sibling sexual abuse is estimated to be the most common form of intra-familial sexual abuse, yet remains an under-researched phenomenon. It raises challenges for practitioners...

Sibling sexual abuse: A knowledge and practice overview

Report
Yates, P., & Allardyce, S. (2021)
Sibling sexual abuse: A knowledge and practice overview. London: Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
This paper aims to provide an accessible resource to help professionals think through the issues and challenges raised by sibling sexual abuse. It presents an overview of the ...

"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior

Journal Article
Yates, P. (2019)
"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2019.1692399
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...

Child Advocacy Center intervention with sibling sexual abuse cases: Cross-cultural comparison of professionals’ perspectives and experiences

Journal Article
Tener, D., Newman, A., Yates, P., & Tarshish, N. (2020)
Child Advocacy Center intervention with sibling sexual abuse cases: Cross-cultural comparison of professionals’ perspectives and experiences. Child Abuse and Neglect, 105, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104259
Background Despite being a complex phenomenon with potentially significant short- and long-term consequences for all involved including siblings, parents and the family as a w...

Integrating education for Allied Health Professionals and Social Work to meet the health and social care needs for tomorrow's Scottish population

Presentation / Conference
Anne McKay, E., James, K., Hislop, J., MacDonald, D., & Yates, P. (2019, July)
Integrating education for Allied Health Professionals and Social Work to meet the health and social care needs for tomorrow's Scottish population. Poster presented at Occupational Therapy Australia 28th Conference & Exhibition
Introduction: Integration of health and social care services in Scotland has been described as being the most significant change to health and social care provision since 1948...

Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Hislop, J., MacDonald, D., Yates, P., James, K., McLelland, C., Hillen, P., …McKay, E. (2019, May)
Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland
Background: The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act (2014) came into effect in April 2016 bringing in integration of adult health and social care services in Scotland...

Making Integrated Health and Social Care Education a Reality: A Scottish Example

Presentation / Conference
McKay, E., James, K., Macdonald, D., Hislop, J., & Yates, P. (2018, October)
Making Integrated Health and Social Care Education a Reality: A Scottish Example. Paper presented at 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2018
Integration of health and social care services in Scotland has been described as being the most significant change to health and social care provision since 1948 (Scottish Gov...

Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour.

Book
Allardyce, S., & Yates, P. (2018)
Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press
‘At a time when a better-informed picture about the realities of child sexual abuse is urgently needed, this book provides a vital part of this complex jigsaw’ from the Forewo...

'Siblings as better together': Social worker decision-making in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour

Journal Article
Yates, P. (2017)
'Siblings as better together': Social worker decision-making in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour. British Journal of Social Work, bcx018(1), 176-194. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx018
Sibling abuse is arguably the most prevalent form of family violence (Meyers, 2014), with sibling sexual abuse more common than parental sexual abuse (Krienert and Walsh, 2011...

"It's just the abuse that needs to stop": Social worker decision making regarding sibling living and contact arrangements in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour

Presentation / Conference
Yates, P. (2016, September)
"It's just the abuse that needs to stop": Social worker decision making regarding sibling living and contact arrangements in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour. Paper presented at NOTA Annual Conference, Brighton, UK
Somewhere between a third and a half of sexual abuse perpetrated by children and young people involves siblings as victims (Hackett et al., 1998; Ryan 2010). Sibling sexual ab...