Online Training


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Technical Requirements

Microsoft Teams or Zoom

We can deliver training in either the Microsoft Teams or Zoom platforms and will use whichever one you prefer.

In order for your workers to be able to access the full functionality of our online training, particularly group work, they will need to have downloaded the Microsoft Teams app or Zoom app dependent on which platform you are using.

Some organisations use Microsoft Teams for work meetings but without the app, the worker will not be able to access the full course, so please ensure that everyone attending has downloaded the relevant app.

Appropriate Devices

Our experience is that workers attempting to access the training through mobile phones or I Pads are not able to access the full functionality of the platforms and this will impact on their ability to engage in the training and may be disruptive to the training. Therefore, we recommend that all participants join the training using a laptop.

Reducing technical difficulties on the day

All participants will be sent pre-course material where appropriate and an email link for joining the course. We recommend participants test that they can access the platform in advance of the training, rather than on the morning of the training, which may lead to delays in the start of the training for everyone.

Personal Impact

The nature of our subject matter means that we cover some complex and difficult information and case examples during our training. During the Covid situation particularly, we ask Commissioners to be mindful that workers may be accessing these courses in their own homes and that this may have a personal impact on them or on family members also within the household, particularly children. Therefore, we ask that participants try to ensure they are in a quiet space away from household members during the training and suggest that managers check in with their staff following training.

Commitment to the Training

During the Covid situation, we are aware that many participants are trying to juggle home and work life, however, we would ask Commissioners to ensure that their workers are available to do the training as if it were delivered face to face, we have experienced disruptions with participants taking time out of the course to attend to domestic issues. We are also aware of participants continuously receiving work emails as they are logged onto their computers and feeling under pressure to respond to these which again is disruptive to their training experience.

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Foundation Courses

For more details, please click on the course title for the course profile and a booking form

Foundation Awareness Courses:  Attendance Criteria

All our foundation awareness courses are one day and are open to practitioners from all agencies. They have been created to develop a professional understanding of children and young people who display HSB. This will benefit those who need to understand these behaviours but who may not be involved in assessments or direct work, as well those practitioners who wish to go on to take our advanced courses.

Foundation Awareness of Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Foundation Awareness of Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Specific Practice Settings courses: Attendance Criteria

These courses provide information on understanding and managing HSB in specific settings.

  • Referral Order Training

Suitable for Youth Justice panel members and panel co-ordinators who organise and support panel members

  • Residential Training

Suitable for all Residential Staff and professionals who support Residential Staff

  • Foster Carer Training

Suitable for all Foster Carers and professionals who support Foster Carers

  • Education Training

Suitable for all educational staff and professionals who support educational staff

Two Day Advanced Courses

All our advanced courses are two days and are designed to build on previous knowledge of HSB, either through attendance on our foundation courses, or through relevant practice experience, therefore they are pitched at a more advanced level of practice knowledge and understanding. The courses cover the AIM models for assessment and intervention for children and adolescents and, also specialist topics such as Technology-Assisted HSB and Restorative Practice and HSB. It also includes a Supervisor’s Course.

Attendance Criteria: 

  • Practitioners must have at least a basic understanding of HSB, gained through our foundation courses or relevant practice experience.
  • For all the assessment courses, participants need to have experience in complex assessments generally and ideally experience of working with HSB.
  • For the Technology Assisted HSB course, there is an additional requirement that the participants have some previous experience in working with this on their case loads
  • For the Intervention Course, there is a requirement that the participants have experience of assessment work and/or direct work with children and young people.


For most of our Advanced courses, books and workbooks on the Model or Practice Guidance are required for the training and provide a useful resource to support the implementation of the training into practice following the course.

A book is the full book for the course, which has all the relevant information which underpins the Model or Practice Guidance, including up to date research and theoretical underpinnings.

A workbook is the practical part of the full book

Each participant will require access to either a full book or a work book, so for each course we require that commissioners purchase two full books so that all the practitioners have access to this research and theoretical underpinnings when writing their reports and the remainder can be purchased as workbooks.

Your requirements will be discussed with you when booking a course

The Advanced Courses are:

  • AIM3 Assessment for Adolescents Who Display HSB **
  • AIM Assessment for Children Under 12 Who Display HSB **
  • AIM Intervention Guidance for Adolescents Who Display HSB
  • AIM & NSPCC Technology-Assisted HSB Practice Guidance (TA-HSB)
  • Restorative Practice and HSB
  • Supervising HSB practice

** Please note that both these courses have a competency requirement, see Introduction for more details

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