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Harmful sexual behaviour in schools training

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£35 per person

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Online courses to help manage harmful sexual behaviour in primary or secondary schools in the UK

Gain the knowledge you need to confidently identify and manage incidences of harmful or problematic sexualised behaviour.

Take our courses for primary or secondary schools and learn to:

  • recognise which sexual behaviours are developmentally typical, which are of concern, and what the possible contributing factors are
  • respond to incidents of sexualised behaviour and deal with the personal impact of witnessing this behaviour
  • record, with accuracy and detail, any incidents of sexualised behaviour in your school
  • report concerns internally and to external agencies, including children’s services
  • manage the risks of sexualised behaviour within your school by implementing safety plans.

The courses contain teaching pages, videos, reflective opportunities and learning activities so you can apply what you learn to your school environment.

Primary schools

Learning about sex and sexual behaviour begins at a young age. It’s often a healthy and normal part of a child’s development, but concerning behaviour can also start to emerge. An early response can help prevent children from harming themselves and others.

Secondary schools

Children at secondary school often spend more time unsupervised, can be greatly influenced by their peer group and have more exposure to social media, the internet and technology. These factors can influence their understanding of what healthy sexual behaviour looks like.

Primary and secondary schools training packages

Buy this course as a package of four courses covering the key areas you need to know about safeguarding and child protection: safeguarding training for schools, academies and colleges, safeguarding children with SEND, online safety and harmful sexual behaviour (HSB). Cost: £95

See schools training packages


Guidance in all four UK nations stresses the importance of providing an effective response to harmful sexual behaviour.

> Read about legislation and guidance relating to peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Reflects guidance in all four UK nations.
  • Developed by subject matter experts specialising in preventing harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the courses as many times as you like within one year.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • Includes film interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Once you’ve taken the courses, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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“It has given clear guidelines on how to approach these situations and manage them efficiently and effectively for the young person and staff in school.”

Pastoral Team Leader, Primary schools course

"Reaffirmed my understanding of how to manage such incidents and has therefore enabled me to advise and support both a member of staff, two pupils and parents.”

Deputy Headteacher, Secondary schools course