A positive sense of self not only safeguards children but also supports lifelong emotional health and wellbeing.

Course content:

  • What is meant by healthy sexual development and how this can age appropriately be supported in early years, with links to statutory EYFS and safeguarding duties.
  • How key concepts such as consent; the right to bodily autonomy and protective behaviours can be established from an early age which can help children speak out and stay safe.
  • How certain behaviours in children under 5 may indicate safeguarding concerns around child sexual abuse.


Links to the following Dimensions of the Bristol Standard:

  • D1 Values and Aims
  • D2 Relationships and Interactions
  • D6 Observation, planning and Record Keeping
  • D8 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • D10 Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Course details

Date:To be arranged.
Cost:Free for Bristol-based Ofsted registered childcare workers and Bristol BAND members. £45 all others, 10% discount to non-Bristol BAND member groups.
Venue:BAND Office, Scrapstore House, Sevier Street, St Werburgh's, Bristol, BS2 9LB. View a map
Tutors:Lucy Rae & Alice Hoyle
Refreshments:Tea, coffee & squash provided, please bring your own packed lunch.
Funded by:BAND Ltd.
Please note:Bookings on booking form only, accompanied by separate cheques for each attendee payable to 'BAND Ltd' please. Places are limited to 15 (2 per setting), so book early!
Closing date:n/a.

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