Course Profile

Course Profile: Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour (for Staff Working in Children’s Services)
(1 Day)
Using our experience of working with adolescent sex-offenders and young people displaying inappropriate sexual behaviour, we have designed this course to assist those working with young people, particularly in the residential children’s sector. It will explore different methodologies to assess, work therapeutically and assist young people at risk of displaying these behaviours.

Using person-centred approaches, we will assist learners to understand the cognitive and emotional deficits and possible disorders that underpin this behaviour. With over a third of sexual crime being committed by young people under the age of eighteen, this course is relevant to anyone working with children and young adults.
The course provides some knowledge for
QCF Units: CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, CYP3/3, CYP3/4, YP016, SHC34
The course is designed for Social Workers, residential support workers and foster carers, educational and youth workers and anyone working with vulnerable young people
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The cognitive and emotional deficits that can lead to inappropriate sexual behaviour 
  • Models to assist in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of young people displaying inappropriate sexual behaviour 
  • The role that previous abuse can play in the manifestations of future offending
  • Finklehor’s 4 stage pre-contemplation model
  • Ryan and Lane’s Dysfunctional Cycle
  • The role of good sex education
  • Risk management in relation to adolescent sex offending 
  • How particularly difficult area of work may impact on the helper and how to gain support and guidance
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts