Promoting positive relationships and sex education for people with learning disabilities - an introduction

Staff working with people with learning disabilities often have some anxieties when they start to think about relationships and sex education (RSE). There are many complex issues which need to be considered before starting to address RSE, such as sex and relationships policies, legal aspects, capacity to consent, assessment of sexual knowledge, and the skills that staff currently have.

This course addresses the important issues in RSE with people with learning disabilities and gives participants the opportunity to discuss complex areas of work and share useful skills and ideas with each other.

The course is suitable for anyone working with people with mild–moderate learning disabilities who has little experience of SRW and wants an introduction to this area of work. This course will give participants all the information they need in advance of our Delivering RSE to people with learning disabilities - practical approaches course. 


To increase participants' awareness of the relationship and sex rights of people with learning disabilities and provide the knowledge, confidence and skills to apply inclusive practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge of rights, legislation and policy issues for people with learning disabilities and the organisations that support them
  • Gained skills and awareness in addressing situations that arise at work 
  • Addressed values and attitudes and the impact these have on work
  • Experienced ways of responding to tricky questions using accessible information
  • An awareness of resources that can help support this work

Number of days



Thursday 4 April 2019 - London

Wednesday 12th June 2019 - Glasgow

This course takes place on Thursday 4th April at: 

Central London Samaritans, 46 Marshall Street London W1F 9BF

Andf on Wednesday 12th June in Scotland at: 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP

Course time: 9.30am–4.30pm

Lunch is not provided but there are lots of places you can buy lunch from nearby or you can bring your own. 



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