Child Sexual Abuse
Tackling Child Sexual Abuse is one of the key priorities for the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board. The following links provide useful information and resources for schools
• NSPCC Pants Resources for schools including resources and lesson notes. Materials include template letters to parents as well as resources for children with learning disabilities, deaf children and children with autism.
• Thames Valley Police Tea and Consent Resources for work with older children and adults which focuses on consent and sex.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB)
Educational settings are an important part of the network already in existence around the child. Often the early identifiers of harmful sexual behaviour can be seen in the setting as the young person is there regularly interacting with others. Research highlights the importance of educational staff working to address the attitudes and values which underpin harmful sexual behaviours. This is a whole school training module for HSB on My School. The following links provide advice and guidance for all professionals.
Child Sexual Exploitation
The guidance and briefing note below should support schools to raise awareness of this issue.
The Department for Education has published guidance for professionals on child sexual exploitation. This includes a definition of child sexual exploitation, potential vulnerabilities, indicators of abuse and appropriate action to take in response. Advice for schools includes the need for early, age appropriate education about the risks of child sexual exploitation and the use of RSHE lessons, pastoral services and school nurses to highlight awareness of the topic.