Caring for Children and Young People who display Sexualised Behaviour Training:
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.
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
– Recognise and understand sexually ‘acting out’ behaviours.
– Understand techniques which will enable you to work confidently with children and young people who present inappropriate sexual behaviours
– Understand how to safeguard your family and the young people you are looking after
– Organise and structure a plan for a caring for a child who ‘acts out’