Best practice in working with young people in residential care who have displayed sexually inappropriate behaviour
Level: Foundation / Intermediate
Duration: 2 days
Maximum number of participants: 24
Residential managers, residential social workers, residential childcare officers, social workers, YOT officers, education staff and others in the safeguarding children network
Participants are expected to have an understanding of child development and safeguarding issues and to have completed awareness training regarding young people with sexually inappropriate behaviour
This two day course is aimed at professionals who want to increase their understanding of young people (aged 12 – 18) with a range of sexually inappropriate behaviour, their needs, evidence based practice, risk management and defensible decision making, issues regarding the professional response and to facilitate debate/discussion between participants related to case work experience. The course will cover:
- Awareness of the impact of attachment and trauma on child development and how it relates to sexually inappropriate behaviour.
- What is sexual abuse and how it differs from developmentally appropriate sexual behaviour.
- The principles of Every Child Matters and the Good Lives model and their role in working with young people with sexually inappropriate behaviour. .
- How to evidence patterns of behaviour, strengths and concerns and the role of observation.
- Identifying helpful responses to challenging and sexualised behaviour.
- Risk management with young people with sexually inappropriate behaviour in the context of defensible decision making.