Course outline and aims
This course will look at some of the causes of sex offending in people with learning disabilities. It will consider the assessment and management of risk, paying particular attention to the needs of people with learning disabilities who may display offending behaviour. The course identifies the needs of organisations and staff that support them. Time will be spent examining policy and practice. The training will make use of Respond psychodynamic approach combined with relevant actuarial tools and consider individual and group treatment options for this client group.
What will you learn?
- You will be able to identify the key features of harmful sexual behaviour and contextualise them
- You will have greater knowledge of current Risk Assessment and Management best practice
- You will have a greater understanding of relevant Criminal and Human Rights legislation in the field
- You will be able to identify best practice in assessment and management of risk
- You will have more knowledge of approaches to working with adults with learning disabilities who present with harmful sexual behaviour
Who is the course for?
All levels of staff working or preparing to work with adults with learning disabilities who present with harmful sexual behaviour.
- Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff
- Safeguarding leads
- Social Workers
- Care staff working in supported housing, residential and day care
- Probation Service officers and staff
- Staff and volunteers working in voluntary organisations and community groups
Our training approach
The course is limited to 12 participants offering the best opportunity for you to not only learn from our Trainer, it also enables you to learn from other participants’ experience of working with young people with learning disabilities. The training is delivered using an effective mix of theoretical and experiential techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own anonymised clinical experiences to present on the course, in a supervisory setting, if they wish to.
Qualification: Certificate of Attendance
About the Trainer
The Course Trainer is Richard Curen, Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist and Deputy CEO at Respond. Richard has a considerable track record and expertise in working with sexual abuse. He was previously with Survivors UK and responsible for managing the individual and group therapy services for adult male survivors of sexual violence. He is a Board Member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, a member of the National Association for the Treatment of Abusers and visiting Lecturer for The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Respond is located close to Euston mainline station, Euston Square underground station (Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Euston and Warren Street underground stations (Victoria and Northern lines). For up to date information on travel and transport please got to this link https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please call 020 7383 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and we will do our best to help. Our offices are open on weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm daily.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your registration is transferable. Please advise Respond in advance of the training of the change in registrant.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund less a £10 administration is payable if you cancel the course up to three weeks in advance. Refunds are not payable after this time.