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Half Day Training Course - Autistic Children & Young People Displaying Problematic or Harmful Sexual Behaviour.

A "MUST" attend for professionals supporting children and young people in any professional capacity including social care, health and education.

This half day course will provide you with a better understanding and overview of the complexities of harmful and problematic sexual behaviour, displayed by autistic children and young people, highlighting a theme of overrepresentation.

We will explore this via a continuum of behaviour and highlight the practical approaches and interventions required at differing stages of escalation, considering the need for a child-centred, individualised response.


• An understanding of supporting autistic children and young people displaying problematic or harmful sexual behaviour
• Increased knowledge in providing interventions and assessments
• An understanding of sensory and communication needs
• An understanding of aspects of vulnerability to consider within this group


David is a Manager for Midlothian Council where he is the strategic lead within justice services.  Prior to this he was a senior practitioner with Barnardo’s, specialising in work with children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour and / or who had experienced sexual abuse or exploitation.

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He currently sits on the NOTA Scotland executive committee, is co-vice chair of the Community Justice Scotland network and is the Chair of the National advisory panel for the third sector organisation, Thriving Survivors.

David is a sought after trainer throughout the UK and is a published author.


A “MUST” attend course for all professionals working with & supporting children and young people, particularly professionals working in education, social care, and health settings.


Date: 14th November 2023
Time: 1.30 - 4.30
Venue: Cardonald Campus (of Glasgow Clyde College), 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, G52 3AY

Fee: £99 + VAT


David will be running another course in the morning:

“Problematic & Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Children & Young People”

The fee is £99+ vat, you can book both courses together for £150 + VAT online through this link below.

Book both courses together

Or please call 0141 638 4098 or email to book with this discount.

Terms and Conditions: Please check the pdf leaflet for our full terms and conditions before booking.

REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. Once we have received your booking online, by telephone, email or in the post this constitues a firm booking. 2. Your registration constitues a legally binding agreement, payment must be received before the event. Any outstanding payment becomes the responsibility of the named delegate attending. 3. Cancellations must be made in writing. A refund less an administration charge of £25 will be given to cancellations received 2 months before the event start date. After this date the full fee is payable, regardless if the delegate attends on the day or not. Substitutions can be made, if we are notified up to 3 days before the event. 4. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers and venue as required. 5. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the event we will issue a refund for the registration fee. 6. We are not responsible for any other costs incurred. Please read our full terms and conditions and privacy policy.