learning disability, sexuality and identity – an overview


This course is suitable for staff working with service users who have a learning disability.

why attend?

The session will give an overview of how adults with learning disabilities can be best supported in managing their sexuality and sexual identity.

It will explore:

  • Human rights, learning disabilities & sex
  • How we learn about relationships
  • Basic knowledge of human sexuality
  • How to support individuals in their personal relationships
  • The effect that personal belief, culture and preferences have on personal relationships
  • The conflicts that may occur in providing support with personal relationships
  • The legislative framework that impacts upon this work
  • Mental capacity and expression of sexuality
  • Supporting adults with LD with sexual health issues


Half day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 3,4, 5 & 7

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9, 10, 11 & 13

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1, 10 & 14 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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