Caring for Children and Young People who display Sexualised Behaviours

Training courses for foster carers

Since there is no officially agreed way of describing sexual behaviours which cause concern, it is more helpful to describe sexual behaviour on a continuum of
harmful sexual behaviours. Professionals need to understand what constitutes normal
sexual development in order to understand what is usual developmental sexual expression
and what is harmful sexual behaviour. (NSPCC)

There are many ‘Looked After Children’ who display inappropriate sexualised behaviours and they do this for a myriad of reasons. This specialist courses explores the reasons why some children and young people behave in this way, including sexual abuse, domestic violence and the implications this has on child development and value systems.  The course also addresses the major issues in caring for and looking after these children, including practical strategies and appropriate responses to children and young people who are ‘acting out’, whilst focusing on the safer caring issues for all.

This 1 day course meets the requirements of the Training, Support and Development Standards for foster care: 1.2 a Care which respects a child’s individual and diverse background, 3.1 Understanding healthy care, 3.4 Understanding personal safety and security, 3.5 Risk Assessment, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.6, 5.7 Development, attachment and contexts, 5.7 Helping children achieve a health sexual identity, 6.1 Understanding child protection legislation, 6.2 Keeping children safe, 6.3 Recognising and responding to abuse, 7.2 Understanding the impact of fostering on wider family

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