This course is offered to all children and adult services staff who work with children and young people who have a learning disability.
The main aim of this training is to clarify and explore practice issues around personal relationships & sexuality (PRS) and learning disabilities focussing on increasing staff skills and knowledge in this area. This course aims to build confidence and competence in addressing and responding to issues arising in a practical way, covering topics such as public vs. private behaviours, appropriate touching and masturbation, forming, developing and maintaining healthy personal relationships, managing emotions, saying no, sexualisation and issues relating to pornography, talking about PRS with young people, contraception needs, STIs, sexual health and sexual orientation.
The training also includes an introduction to the following areas in relation to learning disability: sex and the law; capacity and consent and translating policy into practice.
By the end of this course you will be able to: