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Sexual abuse and exploitation

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

Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board Child Sexual Abuse Resources

Working Together to Tackle Child Sexual Abuse Leaflet

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.

Norfolk HSB Project

Risk Assessment tool for Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Schools

Child Sexual Exploitation

The guidance and briefing note below should support schools to raise awareness of this issue.

DfE Guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation

NCC Guidance for Schools Child Sexual Exploitation

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.