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NAHT Northern Ireland represents principals and vice-principals in around two-thirds of 1,150 schools in Northern Ireland. NAHT Northern Ireland provide advice, training and support for its members on a range of issues faced by senior leaders in schools. Along with our colleagues in England and Wales, we are there to defend and extend the rights of school leaders.  

NAHT NI is democratic and member-led, and supported by its Belfast-based team of staff alongside their colleagues based in both Wales and England.

NAHT Northern Ireland
Carnmoney House
Edgewater Office Park

Belfast
BT3 9JQ

nahtni@naht.org.uk
02890 776633 

Child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment

One of the most difficult situations that school leaders can face today must be an accusation of child-on-child sexual violence or sexual harassment. According to the NSPCC, one in 20 children in the UK has been sexually abused, and around a third of sexual abuse is committed by other children and young people. 

Therefore, unfortunately, it is quite likely that during your career as a school leader, you may have to deal with cases of this nature. Our advice covers the statutory guidance and provides useful information to help you plan for and respond to reports and cases of sexual violence or harassment.

First published 26 August 2020