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Tackling Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Schools Conference 2024

Tue, 7 May 2024

Virtual, Online

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Pastoral Leaders, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Deputy DSLs, SENCOs, School Counsellors, School Nurses, Senior Mental Health Leads and Members of the Senior Leadership Team. 

““Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse, accounting for around 90 per cent of victims of recorded rape offences against 13- to 15-year-olds in England, Wales and Scotland…Research also shows that around a third of child sexual abuse is committed by other children and young people””

How safe are our children? 2020: an overview of data on abuse of adolescents, NSPCC

Data shows that there has been a large increase in the reporting of child sexual abuse to police in recent years. The findings of the review conducted by Ofsted into sexual abuse in schools and colleges has highlighted the need for schools to improve their approach to harmful sexual behaviours. It is vital that schools put in place robust systems to effectively tackle such behaviours when they arise, taking the appropriate steps to support pupils and the school community.

Join us for this full day virtual conference to hear from a wide range of speakers on key areas in this area. You’ll come away confident that you understand what constitutes a harmful sexual behaviour and how to respond appropriately to incidents as they arise, including online incidents and those effecting pupils with SEND. Our experts will also discuss the importance of preventative education, particularly in your school PSHE and RSE curriculum.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand what harmful sexual behaviours are and how they could manifest in your school

  • Identify early concerning behaviours to take preventative action

  • Embed effective preventative education through robust PSHE and RSE

  • Improve your knowledge of the risk of harmful sexual behaviour online and how to equip pupils to be safe in the online world

  • Be clear on the role of the safeguarding lead when tackling harmful sexual behaviours and how to lead a response to incidents once they are identified

  • Understand the support that children who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour might need and how to approach that

  • Take a trauma informed approach to supporting pupils

  • Understand and recognise coercive behaviours

  • Ensure that staff and pupils are aware of the culture and ethos of the school

  • Equip staff to identify harmful sexual behaviours and take appropriate action

  • Understand the additional vulnerabilities of pupils with SEND when it comes to harmful sexual behaviours

Speakers include:

Mrs Rebecca Jennings

Teacher and Author

Mr Andrew Bernard

Innovative Enterprise

Ms Jo Morgan

Award-winning Professional Speaker, Trainer and Consultant
Engendering Change

Ms Beth Davies

Safeguarding Content Developer and Trainer

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual Training



Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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