Sexual Abuse and Harrassment
We believe that all children have a right to attend school and learn in a safe environment free from harm by both adults and other pupils. We recognise that some safeguarding concerns can occur via peer on peer abuse and this abuse can cause both significant physical and emotional harm.
We encourage students to report any concerns they have to a member of school staff as soon as they can so that we can act on these and our response is outlined in our Child Protection Policy.
The DFE and NSPCC have worked in partnership to launch a new helpline if children, parents or professionals are concerned. Please find the details of this below:
NSPCC helpline Report Abuse in Education
0800 136 663 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All children have a right to be safe from sexual and other forms of abuse. The Government’s Stop Abuse Together Campaign is working to stop child sexual abuse, and offers support and guidance to anyone that needs it. For further advice visit Stop Abuse Together https://stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk/
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
There are also lots of other organisations that offer support to young people and parents and some are listed below:
If you have a concern, please do not hesitate to contact a member of school staff immediately.