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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