These training courses provide specialist skills and knowledge for housing staff with a responsibility for sex offenders in the community.
Working with Sex Offenders
Housing provision for known sex offenders is a complex and sensitive issue. Ensuring the safety of the public and client alike is a duty of care for housing associations and care organisations and necessary provision must be made to ensure that the public are protected. TDI has designed this course specifically to meet the training needs of staff working with known sexual offenders. It enables participants to take a pro-active role in the management of sex offenders for whom they may provide a range of services. It will improve safeguarding and risk management structures and practices in line with legislation.
On completion of the course, participants will have:
- an increased knowledge of the types of sexual offence committed
- greater awareness of the causes, assessment and treatment of sexual offending
- a clearer understanding of their role in working with sex offenders
- a better understanding of multi-agency working arrangements and their role working within them
- the ability to carry out a risk assessment and manage risk effectively
Sex offender awareness
This course is designed to provide staff of housing and social care organisations with a basic awarenesss of how sex offenders operate, how they are managed under the multi-agency public protection arrangements and the principles of risk assessment. Participants will also learn how to identify patterns of potentially risky behaviour. This course is ideal for all organisations with a duty of care. Its design means that it will help improve safe-guarding structures and practices in line with best practice guidance.
On completing the course, participants will be able to:
- explain safeguarding procedures and multi-agency working
- understand how sex offenders operate and network
- explain the components of risk assessment
- identify patterns of concerning sexual behaviour and know when to act
The training is delivered on-site by TDI's experienced training consultants.
The training game me the awareness to challenge risky behaviour and make sure that we adequately assess risk
Participant, "Working with Sex Offenders", March 2011