Online Training Courses

We offer an online version of our courses on children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour, suitable for practitioners particularly in Children’s Services, Youth Offending Teams, CAMHs, Education, Residential and Foster Care, Specialist HSB services

Technical Requirements

        • Zoom or Microsoft Teams
          We can deliver training in either the Zoom or Microsoft Teams platforms, our preference is for Zoom, as it is easier to facilitate group work with the participants. We can use Microsoft Teams, however we will discuss with you potential IT support from your organisation

          In order for your workers to be able to access the full functionality of our online training, particularly group work, they will need to have downloaded the Microsoft Teams app or Zoom app dependent on which platform you are using.

          Some organisations use Microsoft Teams for work meetings but without the app, the worker will not be able to access the full course, so please ensure that everyone attending has downloaded the relevant app.
        • Appropriate Devices
          Our experience is that workers attempting to access the training through mobile phones or I Pads are not able to access the full functionality of the platforms and this will impact on their ability to engage in the training and may be disruptive to the training. Therefore, we recommend that all participants join the training using a laptop.

        • Reducing technical difficulties on the day
          All participants will be sent pre-course material where appropriate and an email link for joining the course. We recommend participants test that they can access the platform in advance of the training, rather than on the morning of the training, which may lead to delays in the start of the training for everyone.

        • Personal Impact
          The nature of our subject matter means that we cover some complex and difficult information and case examples during our training. During the Covid situation particularly, we ask Commissioners to be mindful that workers may be accessing these courses in their own homes and that this may have a personal impact on them or on family members also within the household, particularly children. Therefore, we ask that participants try to ensure they are in a quiet space away from household members during the training and suggest that managers check in with their staff following training.

        • Commitment to the Training
          During the Covid situation, we are aware that many participants are trying to juggle home and work life, however, we would ask Commissioners to ensure that their workers are available to do the training as if it were delivered face to face, we have experienced disruptions with participants taking time out of the course to attend to domestic issues. We are also aware of participants continuously receiving work emails as they are logged onto their computers and feeling under pressure to respond to these which again is disruptive to their training experience.


One Day Foundation Courses

For more details, please click on the course title for the course profile and a booking form

Foundation Awareness Courses:  Attendance Criteria
All our foundation awareness courses are one day and are open to practitioners from all agencies. They have been created to develop a professional understanding of children and young people who display HSB. This will benefit those who need to understand these behaviours but who may not be involved in assessments or direct work, as well those practitioners who wish to go on to take our advanced courses.

Specific Practice Settings courses: Attendance Criteria
These courses provide information on understanding and managing HSB in specific settings.

            • Education Training
              Suitable for all educational staff and professionals who support educational staff


Two Day Advanced Courses

All our advanced courses are TWO DAYS and are designed to build on previous knowledge of HSB, either through attendance on our foundation courses, or through relevant practice experience, therefore they are pitched at a more advanced level of practice knowledge and understanding. The courses cover the AIM models for assessment and intervention for children and adolescents and, also specialist topics such as Technology-Assisted HSB and Restorative Practice and HSB. It also includes a Supervisor’s Course.


For most of our Advanced courses, books and workbooks on the Model or Practice Guidance are required for the training and provide a useful resource to support the implementation of the training into practice following the course.

A book is the full book for the course, which has all the relevant information which underpins the Model or Practice Guidance, including up to date research and theoretical underpinnings.

A workbook is the practical part of the full book

For our AIM 3, AIM Under 12’s and AIM Technology Assisted Training, each participant will require access to either a full book or a work book, so for each course we require that commissioners purchase two full books so that all the practitioners have access to this research and theoretical underpinnings when writing their reports and the remainder can be purchased as workbooks

For our AIM Intervention and AIM Restorative Practice Training there are no workbooks and course commissioners need to purchase a minimum quantity of 5 full books per course

Your requirements will be discussed with you when booking a course

** Please note that both these courses have a competency requirement, see Introduction for more details

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