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BHSCP Children & Young People Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviours (Cancelled)

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Training Event (face to face)

Many expressions of sexual behaviour are part of healthy development and no cause for concern. However, when children or young people display sexual behaviour that increases their vulnerability or causes harm to someone else, adults have a responsibility to provide support and protection.

This introductory course to Harmful Sexual Behaviours is a mixture of presentation, discussion and practical exercise and will give staff the opportunity to extend their knowledge of evidence based work with children & young people.

There will also be the potential for looking at peer on peer abuse, incidents that occur between young people of similar age.


Start Date
Tuesday 7 June 2022
End Date
Tuesday 7 June 2022
14:00 - 17:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand the extent of Harmful Sexual Behaviours displayed by children & young people.

  • Appreciate the continuum of sexual behaviours displayed by children & young people.

  • Gain knowledge of why some children develop Harmful Sexual Behaviours

  • Have an understanding of appropriate assessments and intervention

Additional information

Topics covered will include:

  • The extent of Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) displayed by children & young people.
  • To distinguish between ‘normal’ and harmful behaviours.
  • The reasons why some children & young people develop Harmful Sexual Behaviours.
  • Assessments – models and approaches.
  • Interventions – therapy, treatment and systemic issues.

This workshop is provided by the  Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Early Years Providers / Foster Carers / Health / Police & Probation / Schools / Social Workers
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Course pre-requisites
Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North, Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb
Event Trainers
Jim Park
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