Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

The Department for Education (DfE) has published non-statutory advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children. This covers: what is meant by “sexual violence and harassment between children”; schools’ and colleges’ legal responsibilities; the importance of having a whole school or college approach; how to respond to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment; safeguarding and supporting all children involved. The NSPCC has published a CASPAR briefing summarising the key points from the document.

Source: DfE summary of Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges Date: 14 December 2017

Further information: Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads (PDF)

NSPCC CASPAR briefing: Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

NSPCC online course: managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools

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