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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Sexual exploration and play are a natural part of childhood development which helps children to learn about themselves and their own bodies and identify, identity of others, social understanding and the diversity of relationships and the boundaries which exist within them.

There are many reasons why some children may present sexualised behaviours which could be considered to be outside of the age, stage and rate of development which would be expected and these behaviours can be of more concern to us and risky.

Sexualised behaviour impacts a lot of children who are in looked after support and, although the potential reasons for this are broad, it is often associated with early life experiences, sexual abuse and trauma.

This training course defines the meaning of and comparison between healthy, problematic and concerning (sometimes referred to as ‘harmful’) sexualised behaviour and identifies behaviours which could constitute both physical and non-physical problematic or concerning sexualised behaviour.

This training course explains how early life influences and attachment (including reactive attachment) can relate to causes of concerning sexualised behaviour as well as how cognitive development, educational and social opportunities and social media can influence sexualised behaviour.

This training course explains how early sexual experiences, access to inappropriate sexual material, observing sexual behaviour, experiencing sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and trauma can relate to causes of concerning sexualised behaviour and considers the patterns in which problematic sexualised behaviour can escalate to become more concerning.

This training course describes the advantages and limitations of the ‘Ignore – Divert - Confront’ model for working with sexualised behaviour and explains the principles of the ‘Brook Traffic Light System’ for recognising concerning sexualised behaviours and working to reduce behaviours.

This training course defines the requirements of a specific sexualised behaviour risk assessment and behaviour support plan and confirms the importance of documenting and appropriately sharing concerns relating to problematic or concerning sexualised behaviours.

This training course describes ways of working with young people and identifies the importance of safeguarding against allegations and debriefing as part of supporting young people who can present concerning sexualised behaviours. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the meaning of ‘healthy’, ‘problematic’ and ‘concerning’ sexualised behaviour
  • 1.1Define the meaning of and compare the difference between; healthy sexualised behaviour, problematic sexualised behaviour and concerning sexualised behaviour
  • 1.2Evaluate historic and recent theories relating to young people and sexualised behaviour
2Understand types of physical and non-physical sexualised behaviour
  • 2.1Define the difference between physical and non-physical sexualised behaviour
  • 2.2Identify behaviours which would constitute physical and non-physical problematic or concerning sexualised behaviour
3Understand factors which can influence sexualised behaviour including; early attachment, educational, social and cognitive development
  • 3.1Explain how early life influences and attachment (including reactive attachment) can relate to causes of concerning sexualised behaviour
  • 3.2 Explain how educational and social opportunities can influence sexualised behaviour
  • 3.3 Explain how social media, apps and digital technology can influence sexualised behaviour
  • 3.4Explain how age, stage and rate of cognitive development can influence sexualised behaviour
4Understand potential causes of sexualised behaviour including the impact of trauma and abuse
  • 4.1Explain how experiencing sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and trauma can relate to causes of concerning sexualised behaviour
5Understand ways of working to reduce concerning sexualised behaviours
  • 5.1Recognise patterns in which problematic sexualised behaviour can escalate to become more concerning
  • 5.2Describe the advantages and limitations of the ‘Ignore – Divert - Confront’ model for working with sexualised behaviour
  • 5.3Explain the principles of the ‘Brook Traffic Light System’ for recognising concerning sexualised behaviours and working to reduce behaviours
  • 5.4Define the requirements of a specific sexualised behaviour risk assessment and behaviour support plan
  • 5.5Confirm the importance of documenting and appropriately sharing concerns relating to problematic or concerning sexualised behaviours
6Understand ways of providing support and safeguarding
  • 6.1Define safeguards required to protect young people and those who support them in relation to disclosures of abuse and allegations
  • 6.2Describe ways of working with young people who specifically present sexualised behaviours
  • 6.3Identify the importance of debriefing as part of supporting young people who can present concerning sexualised behaviours

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Problematic Sexualised Behaviour training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Sexualised Behaviour training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

<p>This Harmful&nbsp;Sexualised Behaviour&nbsp;training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children&rsquo;s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People&rsquo;s Workforce. This course is also relevant to professionals working in the adult sector.</p>

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