Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Effective Responses and Management

Date & Time:

Friday 19 July 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



This training is targeted to professionals, early years and family support workers, volunteers and carers and those in education, health and community settings.  

Group Level 1 awareness (irregular contact with children) 2 (regular contact with children) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.


This aim of this course is to raise awareness to help professionals, carers and volunteers understand healthy sexual development and how to distinguish it from Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) in children and young people, and when to refer concerns for a risk assessment and interventions.

The training is provided by Lucy Faithfull, a child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse to ensure children are as safe as they can be. They have extensive experience of working with entire families who have been affected by sexual abuse, including young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours (male and female); victims of abuse and other family members. They also run the confidential Stop it Now! Helpline.    


By attending this course, participants will have:

  • An improved understanding about what is HSB, and what is normal as part of healthy sexual development and how to respond appropriately to address and refer concerns.
  • Developed an understanding about the common factors which may contribute to HSB and what to consider when identifying HSB
  • Developed an understanding about the issues related to stigma of children who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour
  • Examined the impact on workers or carers and how to look after your own needs
  • Explored the use of tools to identify and respond to HSB and resources Developed an understanding about the mechanisms of denial and how to effectively manage barriers to identifying and responding to needs
  • Developed the knowledge and understanding about how to manage and respond to different types of concerns, risk and immediate risks and the safety planning process.
  • The course will have a mix of knowledge based content, videos and use case studies in small group exercises.
Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age Disabilites0
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early Help0
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning GroupNo Limit
NHS - Community ServicesNo Limit
NHS - HospitalNo Limit
NHS - OtherNo Limit
OtherNo Limit
PoliceNo Limit
Private - Domiciliary CareNo Limit
Private - Nursing HomeNo Limit
Private - OtherNo Limit
Private - Residential HomeNo Limit
Sutton Housing PartnershipNo Limit
Voluntary/CommunityNo Limit


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Sian Meader, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)