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Prevention & Detection of Sexual Abuse in a Learning Disability Setting

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview


People with learning disabilities face a number of barriers when it comes to expressing sexuality and they may be vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. 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 safeguarding guidance and legislative responsibilities.

Course Content

  • Barriers to sexual expression for people with learning disabilities
  • Reasons for vulnerability to abuse
  • Indicators of sexual abuse
  • The role of the worker in supporting sexual expression
  • The importance of maintaining professional boundaries
  • Duty of Care - balancing promotion of rights and protection from harm
  • The legislative context including the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • 'No Secrets' guidance
  • 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, group work and case studies.



  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will
  • Be able to recognise the rights of the individual regarding sexuality
  • Be aware of possible indicators of abuse
  • Have explored the role of social care workers in supporting individuals with sexuality
  • Be able to explain key points from the Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Be able to explain what is meant by consent in relation to sexuality and people with learning disabilities, and how this relates to the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understand 'No Secrets' guidance and how to report any concerns.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with learning disabilities.

Training Considerations

Certification

The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Related Courses

Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Needs
 
Prevention & Detection of Sexual Abuse in a Learning Disability Setting
DURATION: 1 Day

COURSE OVERVIEW:
People with learning disabilities face a number of barriers when it comes to expressing sexuality and they may be vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. 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 safeguarding guidance and legislative responsibilities.

COURSE CONTENT:
· Barriers to sexual expression for people with learning disabilities
· Reasons for vulnerability to abuse
· Indicators of sexual abuse
· The role of the worker in supporting sexual expression
· The importance of maintaining professional boundaries
· Duty of Care - balancing promotion of rights and protection from harm
· The legislative context including the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
· 'No Secrets' guidance
· 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, group work and case studies.





LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the session, participants will:
· Be able to recognise the rights of the individual regarding sexuality
· Be aware of possible indicators of abuse
· Have explored the role of social care workers in supporting individuals with sexuality
· Be able to explain key points from the Sexual Offences Act 2003
· Be able to explain what is meant by consent in relation to sexuality and people with learning disabilities, and how this relates to the Mental Capacity Act 2005
· Understand 'No Secrets' guidance and how to report any concerns.



TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with learning disabilities.


TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS


CERTIFICATION
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

RELATED COURSES
Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Needs

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