Children and Young People who Harm Sexually – An Introduction

Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed

  • SSCB Safeguarding Foundation Module 1 and Foundation Module 2

Target Group: The course is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.  Those who are likely to contribute to the ongoing assessment of children and families.

Aim: To provide an opportunity to develop a knowledge base in relation to the recognition and response to children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviour.

Learning Outcome: By the end of the course participants will have

  • Considered research evidence and best practice models for working with children and young people who sexually harm.
  • Developed an understanding of how to evaluate sexual behaviours
  • Explored how this fits with SSCB procedures
  • Gained an understanding of when and how to involve other agencies.

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