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Introduction to working with sex offenders

'Sex offender awareness' is a course for any non-specialist who wants to improve their understanding of sexual offending and sexual awareness.

The course covers key questions around sexual offending, including:

  • What causes sexual offending?
  • What types of sexual offending are there?
  • How do sex offenders operate?
  • What is the law around sexual offending and sexual harm?
  • What are the most effective ways to reduce offending?
  • How do organisations with concerns access support and advice?
  • How is offender risk assessed and managed?
  • How can we keep ourselves, our service users and our colleagues safe?

The answers to these questions constitute a solid background for attendees, giving them confidence that they understand and can respond to sexual offenders in their working and everyday lives.