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SACPA/BSA Harmful behaviour risk assessments

10th February 2025 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Course outline:

Settings have been required to complete risk assessments for many years, often for events or school trips. They have recently been encouraged to take a risk assessment view in many other areas. 

This seminar will look at taking a risk assessed approach to all forms of harmful behaviour in young people. It will look at this both from an individual and a whole-setting perspective. We will examine the range of harmful behaviours present in settings today and look at how to identify and respond to them. We will do this with reference to the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education and Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse in schools. 

The seminar will look at how to best respond when an individual case of harmful behaviour has been identified. It will also look at how settings can proactively risk assess and mitigate those risks for a range of likely harmful behaviours.

Training topics will include:

  • Identifying the range of harmful behaviours present in settings, including harmful sexual behaviours. 
  • Diversity, vulnerability and disproportionality: what we know from cohorts of harmers and harmed children & young people 
  • Best practice in assessment, safety planning, intervention and moving on 
  • Risk assessment for whole settings. How to mitigate risk. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Delegates will have the most recent updates from evidence and practice to support their assessment and management of harmful behaviours 
  • Delegates will have information to identify harmful sexual behaviour and respond in proportionate ways 
  • Delegates will unpick why children and you people with additional needs and vulnerabilities are over-represented in those engaging in, or affected by harmful behaviour 
  • Delegates will be able to make a risk assessment when an incident of harmful behaviour has occurred. 
  • Delegates will be able to consider a range of harmful behaviours and produce a risk assessment for their setting to mitigate these. 

Audience: All safeguarding practitioners and leaders working with children and young people

Platform: Zoom (online) – Day seminar


  • SACPA/BSA Member Rate: £175
  • BSA Affiliate Member: £250
  • Non-member Rate: £350*


*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.


10th February 2025
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association


Virtual – Zoom
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