Working safely / therapeutically with people who have committed sexual offences Short Course

Working safely / therapeutically with people who have committed sexual offences Short Course

The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day workshop

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Wednesday 13 July 2016 (1pm – 4.30pm).

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is aimed at prison staff, probation staff, mental / physical prison healthcare staff, independent and NHS hospital staff.

Course Content

Course Outline:
There is some evidence showing that staff can be adversely affected when working in a caring or custodial role with people who have committed sexual offences. For example prison officers reported feelings of anger, rumination about peoples offences, and hypersensitivity towards their own / others behavior in relation to children. Enabling staff to understand sexual offending, treatment approaches and the importance of maintaining their own wellbeing would equip practitioners to engage therapeutically with such offenders.

Who should attend?

Prison staff, probation staff, mental / physical prison healthcare staff, independent and NHS hospital staff.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Alison Elliott is an RMN with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings including in-patient wards, care of the elderly and forensic and assertive outreach community team working / management. However, for most of the last 20 years, she worked in secure mental health / learning disability services.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshops you will:

  • Be aware of treatment options and current theories in relation to sexual offending
  • Be aware of factors influencing resilience and the importance of supervision

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Alison was an excellent lecturer and encouraged engagement’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£45 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808.


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University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400