Sexuality Awareness in a Learning Disability Setting
Duration 1 day
People with learning disabilities face a number of barriers when it comes to expressing sexuality. Staff who work with them may therefore find themselves dealing with sensitive issues and may have difficulty balancing risk levels against duty of care. This classroom based, tutor led course aims to raise awareness of the issues around the sexuality of people with learning disabilities and ensure that staff are aware of national guidance and their legislative responsibilities.
- Barriers to sexual expression for people with learning disabilities
- The role of the worker in supporting sexual expression
- Personal values and how they may impact practice
- LGBTQ+ issues
- Inappropriate behaviours and how to manage them
- The legislative context including the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- What is meant by 'consent' in relation to sexuality & people with learning disabilities
Methods of Delivery
The course will use a variety of delivery methods, including discussion, video, group work and case studies.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Recognise the rights of the individual regarding sexuality
- Explore the role of social care workers in supporting individuals with sexuality
- Have an insight into the issues faced by people with learning disabilities who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
- Explain key points from the Sexual Offences Act 2003
- Explain what is meant by consent in relation to sexuality & people with learning disabilities, and how this relates to the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Seek appropriate guidance when dealing with sexuality issues
This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with learning disabilities.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Person Centred Active Support