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Upcoming HSCP Training on Child Sexual Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Date: Thursday, 30th Mar 2023 | Category: Training

An Introduction to Sexual Abuse

Following the success of yesterday’s launch of the HIPS Child Sexual Abuse Strategy and Toolkit, developed by the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships, we will be hosting the webinar, ‘An Introduction to Sexual Abuse’ on 19 April 2023 (09.30 – 11.00).

This online course provides an introduction to sexual abuse for professionals and volunteers working with Hampshire’s children. The webinar is designed to increase awareness of the signs and indicators and develop professional understanding of how to respond.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase awareness of signs and indicators of sexual abuse
  • Understand the role of the Police and Children’s Services
  • Explore the role of the MASH
  • Develop a clear awareness of the processes of Child Protection Medicals and Forensic Medicals

What previous delegates have said about this course

“I will use this information to help me recognise abuse in the children I care for and help me educate them.”

“Well presented, especially considering the nature of the topic.”

“Excellent content and very interesting.”


An Introduction to Harmful Sexual Behaviour

On 3 May 2023 (09.30 – 11.00) we will also be hosting the webinar, ‘An Introduction to Harmful Sexual Behaviour’. This course is an important introduction to the principles of working with children and young people that display harmful sexual behaviour.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Develop greater awareness of the context of harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Distinguish between typical sexual development and problematic, abusive or violent harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Identify some helpful strategies when risk assessing harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Increase understanding of safety planning around harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Identify further support that can offer reflection opportunities and guidance on harmful sexual behaviour.

What previous delegates have said about this course

 “I found the course very informative, excellent knowledge of those presenting with examples to bring the training alive and make it relate to real life situations. Very good course.”


How to book

Places are available on a first come, first served basis, so be quick to secure your free place. Click below to book now.

An Introduction to Child Sexual Abuse 19 April 2023 (09.30 – 11.00)

An Introduction to Harmful Sexual Behaviour 3 May 2023 (09.30 – 11.00)