Harmful Sexual Behaviours training

Harmful sexual behaviours can be defined as sexual behaviours expressed by children and young people under the age of 18 years old that are developmentally inappropriate, may be harmful towards self or others and/or be abusive towards another child, young person or adult’ (reference: National Children’s Bureau).

One of the consequences of sexual abuse can be that children and young people do not understand the boundaries of appropriate behaviours, and may behave in sexually inappropriate ways.

This course enables learners to understand the origins of such behaviours, and how to help children and young people to develop socially acceptable ways of relating to others.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What are harmful sexual behaviours?
  • Exploring harmful sexual behaviours
  • Why children display sexual behaviours
  • The Impact
  • How can you help?
  • What information you might need?
This Harmful Sexual Behaviours course has been designed specifically for anyone who works with children and young people in children services.However, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about recognising these behaviours.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 3 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Harmful Sexual Behaviours eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Harmful Sexual Behaviours course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Have a better understanding of what is healthy, and what is harmful sexual behaviour
  • Learn some of the reasons children and young people display sexualised behaviour
  • Identify the impacts that harmful sexual behaviour can have on a young person
  • Know what intervention could help a child or young person
  • Know strategies that work to keep all household members safe

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

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