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Working with Pre-Pubescent Children with Sexual Behaviour Problems

Date: 21st May 2019

Time: 9:30-16:00

Cost: £110 +VAT

Venue: Our Head Office, St Annes on Sea

Course Outline:

This one-day workshop has been designed for any professionals who work with pre-pubescent children. It aims to help participants consider and identify the difference between age-expected and problematic sexual behaviour and provides guidance on how to manage and respond to such behaviours and when to seek further advice, assessment or intervention. The course will assist professionals who undertake or contribute to investigations, assessments, and intervention work and will also be useful for teachers and caregivers.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for:

  • foster carers/adopters
  • parents
  • teachers
  • youth workers
  • therapists
  • those working with children in care or who have been adopted
  • social workers
  • those who are involved in recovery work with children and families in need.

Learning Outcomes:

• To help participants consider and identify the differences between healthy, age-expected and problematic sexual behaviour in pre-pubescent children
• To provide participants with criteria to help them evaluate such behaviour
• To help participants identify when there is a need to consult with or refer to safeguarding
agencies for further advice or intervention
• To highlight key issues in assessment and intervention work
• To consider the wider therapeutic care needs of children who might display problematic or
harmful sexual behaviour
• To consider some basic strategies for monitoring, responding to and managing sexual behaviour (whether age-expected or problematic in nature) in a supportive and positive way
• To highlight some of the common facts and myths in this area
• To provide participants with an opportunity to discuss and share their questions, fears and
worries and to consider their future needs

N.B. This course does not relate to adolescent children. A separate awareness course can be provided for adolescents

Course Cost & Payment Details

£110 +VAT

Please email us at to register your interest and an invoice will be sent out to you.

About the Trainer:

RGT Training and Consultancy services are provided by Robert Tucker. Robert is an Independent Social Work Consultant. He has over 30 years’ experience in statutory social work with children & families, child protection work and in working therapeutically with children and young people of all ages in a variety of different settings, including working for The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, SACCS, and for specialist residential and fostering agencies.

Rob specialises in providing independent assessments, intervention, consultancy and training services in respect to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, who have experienced complex trauma and attachment difficulties and who display inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours. He acts as an Expert Witness in Court Proceedings and as a Consultant to a range of agencies.

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