Sexualised behaviour

Audience Foster carers, Social workers, Specialist school staff
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Explain the impact of attachments based on sexual abuse
  • Explain the long and short term effects of sexual trauma including the impact on thoughts
  • feelings and behaviour
  • Explain why children and young people who have been sexually abused are overwhelmed by shame
  • Describe key skills needed in order to work effectively and safely with children and young people who display sexualised behaviour
  • Explain the principles of safe working practices
  • including looking after relationships throughout the network
  • Show awareness of particular issues in working safely with disabled children and young people

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the impact of sexual trauma on children and young people
  • Develop skills in working safely with children and young people who display sexualised behaviour