Recognising and responding to problem sexual behaviour in children under 10


Who this training is for:

This two hour workshop is designed for schools and early education settings and will assist participants to understand the difference between normal childhood sexual development and problem sexual behaviours. The focus of the session is children under the age of 10.

What to expect:

This two-hour workshop can be delivered in person at your organisation, or online

All participants must be aged 18+

No prior knowledge required


By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between normal developmental behaviours and problem sexual behaviours

  • Develop strategies for responding to concerning and harmful sexual behaviours in young children

  • Understand the importance of safety planning to keep all children safe


Why do it?

Australian studies find that 30-60% of all experiences of childhood sexual abuse are carried out by children and young people under the age of 18.

Some sexual behaviour in young children is age appropriate, however children engaging in concerning or serious sexual behaviour need support from the adults around them. Equally the children who have experienced the behaviour also require support. The actions of staff in these situations can be critical to the ongoing safety, wellbeing and recovery of children.

Growing Future’s training is easy to understand, practical, and can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. 

It was clear, and well set out for everyone to understand. The time went quickly, we didn’t want it to end. Helen was very relatable and I think that helped make a connection to us all.

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