I was running training last week on sexual health and teenage pregnancy. As we went through the day it became clear that we need to do a lot more to help professionals understand what normal healthy sexual development in children and young people is. If professionals understand healthy sexual development they are going to be much more confident about when they need to act in order to protect children and young people, and when they need to simply provide the advice and support young people deserve and require so they can learn to manage their relationships and their sexual choices.
Brook is organising a course in the autumn to address this need - date still tbc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like details about the course - provisional title, 'is this normal - understanding healthy sexual development in children and young people - to be emailed to you shortly.