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Tailored Training

For more information on this course or any other, please contact The Derwent Initiative

TDI have a bank of modules which we can use to tailor a course to your needs. These include:

  • Definitions, typologies and theories around sexual offending
  • Legal issues
  • Good practice for support workers
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Staff care and self-care
  • Victims and Safeguarding
  • Statutory public protection arrangements
  • Good practice in community supervision & monitoring of offenders
  • Offender denial, minimisation and motivation
  • Learning disability and offending
  • Sex work and sex workers
  • Organisation-specific management issues
  • Spatial awareness and environmental risk
  • Guidance for trustees on supporting managers and staff
  • Safety and security while lone working
  • Responding to behavioual disinhibition
  • Safety and security while lone working
  • Working with known offenders
  • Sharing information safely
  • Photography and social media policies
  • The 'customer care' approach to responding to concerns
  • Spotting and resisting manipulation
  • Managing taught groups and teaching situation
  • Supporting clients in disclosing offences

Nature of the training:

TDI has been providing training for organisations whose work brings them into contact with sex offenders for over 20 years. We work closely with customers to identify their needs and design courses specific to their role, context and staff profile. TDI courses can cover a range of topics from basic awareness of sex offenders and how they operate, to the practical issues and problems of managing and engaging with them day-to-day as service users in residential and other settings. Course length is typically one to two days, but will depend on the exact mix of content required. Many of these modules are available as stand-alone, half-day courses.


All our courses use a range of interactive techniques and media, including group work, briefing notes, videos, case studies drawn from our work (and yours if you wish) and discussion.


Who are these courses for?

TDI works with any organisation which delivers services to sex offenders, may come into contact with them or wants to enhance its contribution to public protection, safeguarding and rehabilitation.  Our specialist knowledge has made us market leaders in training for criminal justice agencies, prisons, housing, health and social care providers, churches and faith groups, rape crisis centres, homeless outreach organisations and those working with people with learning disabilities. The breadth of our experience, and our in-house research capability, means we are always willing and able to work with clients in new sectors.


Who will deliver the training?

TDI consultants each have decades of experience working in the probation service, police, housing and homelessness services, work with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, learning disability, drug and alcohol services and within statutory public protection, safeguarding and community safety networks. Within our wider team, we also have experience and expertise from the NHS, the charity sector, academia, arts organisations and the criminal justice system.


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