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Understanding and Supporting Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviour **POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE**

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Wednesday 18 March 2020, 10.00AM to 4.00pm

Speaker(s): Tracy Almond, University of York & Adrian Smith, Kirklees Youth Offending Team

**This event is a repeat of one held in June 2019 but with extended time allocated for practitioners to explore ways in which learning can be implemented in practice**

 

 

This event will consider;

  • Understanding and responding to inappropriate sexual behaviour by children and young people
  • Supporting those who parent children displaying this behaviour, particularly foster parents and carers

Tracy is an Associate Lecturer on the Think Ahead programme. She has been a practising social worker since 1997, specialising in the criminal justice field. She has worked in the probation service, youth offending teams and, latterly, with the NSPCC and Lucy Faithfull Foundation sexual abuse organisation, occupying practitioner, educator/consultancy and manager roles.

Tracy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the Institute for the Recovery of Childhood Trauma (IRCT) and National Association for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA).

Adrian Smith, Social Worker with Kirklees Youth Offending Team, has conducted research into how confident are YOT staff in working with cases of harmful sexual behaviour.

Location: Hudawi Centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG

Admission: For subscribing organisations this is a children's services event. For others there is a fee of £95. £25 places are available for service users, as well as for volunteers from voluntary groups, community groups and charities; please ask for details.

Email: spsw-mrc@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 321237