Sex, Drugs and Risk Control

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St Helens Town Hall

Bickerstaffe Street

Saint Helens

WA10 1HP

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A two day training programme for practitioners working with young people vulnerable to risk taking behaviours; with a particular focus on sexual health and substance misuse; including up to date information on policy, practice and emerging trends.

This revised programme has a greater focus on supporting practitioners to develop confidence in starting conversations around sensitive issues. Over the 2 days, practitioners will engage with a range of activities to enhance their skills and knowledge to:

· address issues of risk with young people

· deliver preventative interventions,

· ensure early identification of potential problematic behaviour.


Course objectives:

Have a greater understanding of sexual health issues / substance use issues relating to young people.

Have basic awareness of the legal context of substance use / sexual health.

Feel more confident in addressing issues around sexual health / substance misuse with young people.

Consider risk taking relating to young people’s substance misuse and sexual health choices and its presentation across the Safeguarding Continuum of Need.

Explore the importance of consent and confidentiality and its application when working with young people.

Recognise personal values and judgements and their impact when addressing sensitive issues

Note that this programme is free for services working in St Helens but a £100 non attendance charge will be payable if participants do not attend without providing prior notice.

Tea and coffee will be available but you will need to bring your own lunch.

This is an ideal course for new and student workers, those who need a refresher and people wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in addressing risk taking behaviours. Further information is available through the following link.

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