Harmful sexual behaviours among children and young people


Event type Half Day

Tuesday 17 January 2023
12:30 - 16:00 UK, 13:30 - 17:00 CET, 08:30 - 12 noon EST
Recordings are available for 90 days after the event, together with slides.

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There have been growing levels of awareness by professionals of harmful sexual behaviours among children and young people. This webinar will focus on the connection between the digital world and harmful sexual behaviours, and assessment and intervention.

About the event 

The ACAMH Northwest branch presents this half day conference on sexually harmful behaviours in children and young people. The webinar will focus on several key presentations, questions and discussion. The conference will offer attendees opportunities to hear from expert speakers who provide services in this field.

Booking and prices

To book simply click the button at the top of the page, or this link, and fill in the details. ACAMH Members should sign in first to ensure that they get their discount. If you are not an ACAMH Member now is a great time to join and make a saving on this event. Take a look at the different levels of membership on offer.

Early bird offer
£15 (then £25) – ACAMH Members

£30 (then £45) – Non Members – Join now and save

£5 – ACAMH Undergraduate & Masters Members, at all times

FREE – International members, at all times

Who should attend

This event is aimed at those who work with or have an interest in harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people, both in clinical and non-clinical roles.

It will be of particular interest to those conducting research in the field of child and adolescent mental health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Psychologists, Speciality Doctors, Clinicians, Nurse Practitioners, Investigators, and those with an interest in child and adolescent mental health.

Additionally, it is also relevant to those working in education, Educational Psychologists, and those with a pastoral care responsibility, plus those who oversee youth work such as Social Workers.

Learning outcomes

  • Provide delegates with an overview of sexually harmful behaviours in children and young people
  • Create a framework of understanding of assessment and interventions in sexually harmful behaviours.
  • Equip delegates to identify and deal with technology assisted sexually harmful behaviours.

Programme (subject to minor changes)

12:30 Registration / Log on

12:35 Introductions by ACAMH North West branch chair Dr. Mark Bowers

12:40 Good Lives: A framework for assessment and intervention with adolescent harmful sexual behaviour Christine McCarlie, Safer Futures

13:25 Growing up in a digital world: How to recognise and respond to technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour Jennifer Allotey

14:10 Break

14.25 FCAMHS overview and harmful sexualised behaviour in adolescents – assessment and intervention in practice: a case study Dr. Shermin Imran, John Hicklin, and Jill Goodwin

15:15 Questions and discussion

16:00 Feedback and Close

About the speakers

Jennifer Allotey is the clinical lead for the harmful sexual behaviour pathway at FCAMHS delivering an in-reach consultation, assessment and intervention service into HMYOI Wetherby and Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home. Jennifer has recently co-authored ‘Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour Practice Guidance’ for the AIM Project and NSPCC.

John Hicklin has been working in adolescent forensic services for the past 20 years. He is a registered mental health nurse with experience of working across adult and children’s forensic services. He has a MSc with merit in Child and Adolescent Mental Health with a research focus on HSB assessment.

Dr Shermin Imran is a child and adolescent psychiatrist currently working in and leading the Forensic CAMHS outreach service for the North West. She has over 10 years’ experience of working in the Tier 4 services for adolescents in Manchester, is a clinical lead for GMMH CAMHS services, and an elected member of the NHSE CAMHS Clinical Reference group.

Jill Goodwin – Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Christine McCarthy – Safer Futures