Managing sexualised behaviour in schools: online courses

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

Do you need to increase your understanding and identification of behaviours in children and young people at your school that are healthy and those which are of concern?

Do you feel confident in immediately responding to an incident of sexual violence and sexual harassment and providing a response that’s best for the child or children involved?

Developed by subject matter experts specialising in preventing harmful sexual behaviour, these NSPCC elearning courses for primary or secondary schools will give you the knowledge and skills to recognise, report and record concerns to help keep children safe.


Course for 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.

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£35 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Course for 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.

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£35 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


What will I learn?

Guidance in all four UK nations stresses the importance of providing an effective response to harmful sexual behaviour (Department for Education, 2018a; Department of Health. Northern Ireland, 2017; Scottish Government, 2014, All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group (AWCPPRG), 2012).

We know one of the biggest challenges school professionals face is when they feel unsupported in understanding what they need to do around harmful sexual behaviour in order to respond appropriately.

The courses contains five sections followed by an assessment to help you develop your understanding and confidence.

After completing the courses you will:

  • have a better understanding of which behaviours are healthy and which are of concern
  • feel confident in responding immediately to incidents of sexualised behaviour
  • be able to accurately record and detail any incidents
  • better manage the risks of sexualised behaviour by implementing safety plans.

What school staff and experts say about managing sexualised behaviour

Benefits of the courses

  • CPD certified.
  • Reflects guidance in all four UK nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who should take these courses?

Everyone who comes into contact with children and young people has a responsibility to keep them safe. So whether you’re a teacher, teaching assistant, volunteer or supporting member of staff, our elearning courses will help you to identify and effectively respond to problematic or harmful sexual behaviour in your primary or secondary school.

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


Course for primary schools

Buy now

£35 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Course for secondary schools

Buy now

£35 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 

Reviews

"The NSPCC training package provided the right, pertinent training at the right time. The issues addressed are active in our schools and communities, it is vital that staff have guidance, knowledge and skills to react appropriately. The materials provided gave them this confidence. The content of the package is provided by appropriate professionals who speak from experience and with relevance. The package can be dipped in and out of so will not take up too much of a busy professionals time."

Head teacher, primary school in Durham

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Related information and resources

Safeguarding and child protection in schools

Harmful sexual behaviour

Read our briefings of the recently updated guidance in England:

References

Department for Education (DfE) (2018a) Peer on peer abuse. In: Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges. London: Department for Education (DfE).

Department of Health. Northern Ireland (2017) Harmful sexual behaviour. In: Co-operating to safeguard children and young people in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Department of Health. Northern Ireland.

Scottish Government (2014) Children and young people who display harmful or problematic sexual behaviour. In: National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2014 (PDF). Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group (AWCPPRG)  (2012) The management of young people engaged in sexually harmful behaviour (PDF). [Cardiff]: All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group (AWCPPRG).

Department for Education (DfE) (2018b) Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads. London: Department for Education.


Course for primary schools

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£35 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course 

 


Course for secondary schools

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£35 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course


* We received 12,137 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. 11,990 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.