|A whole school approach to sexual violence and sexual harassment in schools: Understanding and Managing sexual behaviours in Education Settings – Online Course
The Ofsted Guidance ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education
and skills settings’ states that inspectors should seek evidence that staff are confident about what to do if a child reports that they have been sexually abused by another child and the school’s safeguarding and child protection policy has clear pathways for responding to children and young people exhibiting sexual behaviours.
This is an advanced course designed for Head Teachers/Senior Leaders and Designated Safeguarding Leads who already have safeguarding children experience. It offers support in navigating the sensitive and emotive subject of peer-on-peer sexual violence and harassment in schools and colleges, meeting the legislative and government requirements, such as Part 5 of the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education, while still keeping the needs of the pupils/students at the centre of the decision making.
To increase awareness and confidence of staff working in educational settings in identifying, responding to and managing problematic and harmful sexual behaviours in education settings.
• To provide information from research and practice about why children and young people display these behaviours.
• To provide an opportunity for schools to reflect on current policies and practice.
• To provide information of the legal roles and responsibilities of education staff in the context of children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour.
• To introduce the AIM Education Guidance and tools for identification, understanding, assessment and management of sexual violence and sexual harassment in education settings.
• To provide a template for a risk assessment and management plan (RAMP) within the education setting.
• To consider specific management issues in education, such as supervision, exclusions, supporting children subjected to sexual harm, dealing with internet/social media etc.
• To look at appropriate individual work in education settings and help children and young people move on.