Sexual Exploitation & Learning Disabilities: Reducing Risks for Young People

Where is it?

University of Nottingham, University Park,
NG7 2RD,

When is it?

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

This one day open training course will look at good practice working with young people and young adults facing risks of sexual exploitation within the wider context of the Ann Craft Trust’s work and research about abuse of disabled young people generally.

Aims of Sexual Exploitation & Learning Disabilities: Reducing Risks for Young People

This one day course will be an interactive training day to explore good practice including discussion and research-informed input about:

  • Young peoples’ needs and the risks they face in terms of friendships and relationships.
  • How young people learn about safety, choice, consent and what they need from those who work with them.
  • Learning about good practice from ACT research and from ‘Unprotected Overprotected’ (Franklin, Smeaton and Raws 2015); the first national study looking at young people with learning disabilities and sexual exploitation.
  • Learning about good practice from the recent Newcastle Serious Case Review involving young adults with learning disabilities who experienced sexual exploitation.
  • Factors which limit choice and ability to give informed consent.
  • Forms of exploitation and recognition of signs and indicators that a young person may not be safe and happy in relationships.

This event is open to all those working with young people and adults from all agencies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I found the training instilled my confidence and confirmed my ability to adapt already existing skills and knowledge. I also gained knowledge of where and how to access resources. I would welcome any additional opportunities to access future training.

Kat Metcalf, Pace – Parents against child sexual exploitation

Key Information

This is a full-day event.

Location: Room B18, Law and Social Sciences Building, University of Nottingham

Times: 9:30am to 4:30pm (9:30am arrival for 9:45am start)

Price: £99 per person

Book your place

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Please Note: We may charge a fee for cancellations within one week of the event. If you cannot make it, you are more than welcome to send an alternative delegate in your place.