Keep Me Safe - training manuals

A UN Study from 2006 suggests that 90% of people with intellectual impairments will experience sexual abuse at some point in their life, most frequently from family members or others in their close environment. Empowering young people who have a learning disability to protect themselves against sexual abuse and violence requires acknowledgement and respect of their sexuality from their carers alongside guidance on protection and appropriate behaviour.

From 2013-2015, we ran a project to empower young people with learning disabilities to protect themselves against sexual abuse and violence, harnessing best practice, expertise and proven strategies from IPPF members in Europe with extensive experience in this area. The project was called 'Keep Me Safe'. This work was co-funded by the European Commission (DG Justice - Daphne III Programme). 

On this page you can download the following tools:

  • Best practice manual - Designing, delivering and evaluating programmes about sexual rights and human rights for young people with learning disabilities and their intermediaries.
  • Training manual for intermediaries - Sensitizing intermediaries on the sexual rights of young people with learning disabilities.
  • Training manual - Empowering young people with learning disabilities against sexual abuse and violence; for intermediaries, parents, or others working in this area.