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Key Info

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

Sexualised behaviour and experiences are part of the natural learning process of children and young people and express how people are beginning to identify with themselves, their own sexuality and the influences around them.

However, this behaviour can become problematic when further issues can cause children and young people to attempt to engage other children or adults in sexual behaviours which would not be considered usual or expected at their current age.

This training course provides learners with knowledge of the meaning of sexualised behaviours and the difference between healthy, problematic and harmful behaviours, discusses the possible influences which may have caused these behaviours to be displayed and provides ideas for supporting and signposting children and young people who present sexualised behaviours and their family and support teams. 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 sexualised behaviour
  • 1.1Define the meaning of the term sexualised behaviour
  • 1.2Define key terms associated with sexualised behaviour
2Understand types of sexualised behaviour
  • 2.1Analyse the difference between healthy, problematic and harmful sexualised behaviours, giving examples for each
3Understand indicators of sexualised behaviour
  • 3.1Assess possible indicators of sexualised behaviour
4Understand legislation and regulations relating to sexualised behaviour.
  • 4.1Define the main components of the Sexual Offences Act (2003)
  • 4.2Describe the requirements set out by the Children’s Homes Regulations (2015) and Ofsted in relation to sexualised behaviour
5Understand causes and influences of sexualised behaviour
  • 5.1Analyse possible causes and influences of sexualised behaviour
  • 5.2Evaluate the impact which social media and advertising can have on influencing sexualised behaviour
6Understand ways of providing support
  • 6.1Describe the three ‘what’ stages of support (What is the behaviour, what is the behaviour communicating, what support is needed?)
  • 6.2Explain the components of a ‘traffic light behaviour management system’
  • 6.3Explain and evaluate ways to support young people who present sexualised behaviours
7Understand ways of obtaining additional support
  • 7.1Define sources of external advice and support


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


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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