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Assessment skills with Children and Young People Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to: 

  • Understand some of the reasons why young people might display harmful sexual behaviour
  • Understand the skills and techniques to use when having conversations with children and young people and their parents/carers about harmful sexual behaviour (HSB)
  • Understand what information to gather when assessing HSB in children and young people
  • Know how to analyse information gathered about a child or young person’s harmful sexual behaviour to support understanding of and begin to think about next steps for managing and addressing the behaviour

Target Staff

This is a full day course for professionals who work with children and young people in a role where they may be required as part of their role to make an assessment about a child’s behaviour. Participants on this course should have attended the 90 minutes workshop, ‘Identifying Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Children and Young people’ or have a good working knowledge of the Brook Traffic Light Tool and the Hackett continuum of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.


Harbours Training Room, Northgate Hospital

Further Details

  • One-day course
  • This training is being delivered free of charge by the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Project

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