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Growing up: discussing puberty and managing change with children with learning disabilities


06/05/2020 09:30






Update to this learning programme

As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here.

We're running this webinar as an abbreviated version of the full-day training course detailed below, due to the coronavirus outbreak. This list of webinars will be added to regularly so please do revisit the site to see what’s new.

We believe it is important that the sector continues to build resilient networks, share helpful resources and develop the skills our workforce needs to provide high-quality support to children and young people.

As such we will be rescheduling and/or changing the format of our upcoming events. Please note that our Learning and Events team will be in touch with everyone who has booked a place at an April -May event to confirm arrangements.

Our office is now closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email

About this event

This practical training workshop will help you understand how having a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism affects the way young people learn about sex and relationships. We will explore sexual rights and stigmas related to people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism, as well as offer practical tips and resources that will improve your knowledge and confidence in providing support to the young people you work with.

Key learning:

  • Key age and intellectual milestones and important topics: talking about body parts, puberty, sex, relationships and consent
  • Case studies and practical tips to help improve confidence and knowledge in your delivery
  • Key resources, including the new Scottish National RSHP resource, and examples of how to adapt and use them in your everyday practice.

Facilitator bio

Corrie has been working in education for a decade, developing her specialist skills in sexual health and inclusive learning. Her background is in teaching. She has spent her career working closely with vulnerable young people with additional support needs (including autism) and practitioners and parents and carers who support them. Her expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our environment and communication methods can help make our practice more inclusive. Corrie’s work at Three Sisters centres around building capacity by helping professionals make long term changes to their approaches to learning.


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