Managing sexualised behaviour in schools - online courses

Last updated: 27 Nov 2018

Online courses for anyone working in primary and secondary schools in the UK

Gain the skills to assess and manage incidents of sexualised behaviour within your school.

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).

It’s an issue of growing concern to schools, reflected by the Department for Education’s decision to publish specific advice on managing sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges in England (Department for Education, 2018b).

Course content

Working at your own pace, our elearning courses will teach you how to:

  • recognise which sexual behaviours are healthy and which are of concern
  • respond to incidents of sexualised behaviour
  • record incidents with accuracy and detail
  • report concerns
  • risk manage sexualised behaviour.

Upon completion of the course you'll feel confident in dealing appropriately and sensitively with incidents of sexualised behaviour within your school.

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.

Our course will help you identify and respond appropriately to problematic and harmful sexual behaviour in your primary school.


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£30 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course

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Course for secondary schools

Children at secondary school often:

  • spend more time unsupervised and can be greatly influenced by their peer group
  • have more exposure to social media, the internet and technology.

These factors can influence their understanding of what healthy sexual behaviour looks like.

Our course will help you identify and respond appropriately to problematic and harmful sexual behaviour in your secondary school.


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£30 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course


How the course works

The course contains five sections followed by an assessment module.

It includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film clips
  • audio recordings
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes
  • links, resources and templates.

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

Who is this course for?

Managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools is a course for anyone who works with children in schools.

This course is suitable for:

  • teachers
  • teaching assistants
  • volunteers
  • support staff.

Technical requirements

Managing sexualised behaviour in schools will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Firefox. You will need to make sure your browser is up to date for the course to run.

This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users.

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Contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk if you have any questions.

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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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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£30 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course

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Course for secondary schools

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£30 per person
Approximately 2 hour online course