Training and consultancy: learning disability

Sexuality, sex, relationships and learning disability

FPA trainers are experienced in working with a range of people with learning disabilities, including those who have high support needs.

We can provide you with expert support to:

  • develop a sexuality and relationships policy for your organisation
  • provide sessions for parents to help them gain skills and confidence in dealing with issues of sex, sexuality and relationships with their children
  • commission staff training to help your staff feel more confident about working with people with learning disabilities.

If you would like to discuss any of these options then email [email protected].

If our suggested range of sessions or courses doesn't suit your needs then we can tailor work meet your requirements – just tell us what you need.

Developing a sexuality and relationships policy with guidelines

Experienced FPA trainers can work with nominated individuals to develop a sexuality and relationships policy suitable for your organisation.

Such policies, with accompanying guidelines, are essential to help your staff know the boundaries of the work they will carry out and to give them guidance about how to respond to different situations concerning clients’ sexuality needs.

Such policies are also essential for clients and service users so that they are clear about their sexual rights and about what they can expect from staff.

Sessions for parents of people with learning disabilities

Experienced FPA trainers can provide a one-day session to help them gain skills and confidence in dealing with issues of sex, sexuality and relationships and helping their children stay safe.

Typically, a session will include:

  • helping parents and carers develop strategies to communicate with their children concerning relationships, sex and sexuality
  • evaluating resources suitable for working with their children at home
  • examining some of the legislation relating to sexuality and learning disability
  • considering how their values and beliefs impact on how they communicate with their children.

Staff training for professionals working with people with learning disabilities

Experienced FPA trainers can provide a wide range of one-day, two-day and three-day courses for professionals working with people with learning disabilities.

Courses range from our one-day Learning disabilities, sex, law and policy course or Sex and relationships work with people with learning disabilities course to our three- or four-day Delivering sex and relationships work with people with learning disabilities course.