Children and Young People who display Harmful Sexual Behaviours
Why is the BHSCP providing this course?
Many expressions of sexual behaviour are part of healthy development and no cause for concern. However, when children or young people display sexual behaviour that increases their vulnerability or causes harm to someone else, adults have a responsibility to provide support and protection.
This introductory course to Harmful Sexual Behaviours is a mixture of presentation, discussion and practical exercise and will give staff the opportunity to extend their knowledge of evidence based work with children & young people.
There will also be the potential for looking at peer on peer abuse, incidents that occur between young people of similar age.
Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.
- Understand the extent of Harmful Sexual Behaviours displayed by children & young people.
- Appreciate the continuum of sexual behaviours displayed by children & young people.
- Gain knowledge of why some children develop Harmful Sexual Behaviours
- Have an understanding of appropriate assessments and intervention
To book a place on our Safeguarding Training or for support or enquiries, please email BHSCP@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, community/voluntary sector groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. For private organisations and those working outside the city the cost is £120.