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New harmful sexual behaviour support service launched, for safeguarding leads and other professionals

SWGfl and The Marie Collins Foundation have created a support service for professionals working with children and young people in tackling harmful sexual behaviours.

The support service, funded by the Home Office and in collaboration with the DfE, is available for anyone in England working with children and young people. In particular, resources are aimed at designated safeguarding leads in primary and secondary schools as well as alternative provision. Support is also available to early years practitioners, colleges and wider safeguarding professionals.

If children within your care have been displaying, or are affected by, incidents of harmful sexual behaviour, the service can provide initial support and signposting to further resources and advice.

The service is run by trained professionals and provides:

  • advice on individual cases or incidents of harmful sexual behaviour
  • guidance on policy development on tackling harmful sexual behaviour
  • sharing of relevant resources, best practice and contacts around harmful sexual behaviour.

The service is available by phone between 8am and 8pm Monday – Friday on 0344 2250623 or via email at hsbsupport@swgfl.org.uk.

To learn more and stay up to date, sign up to the SWGfl newsletter and visit The Marie Collins Foundation website.

First published 03 March 2022

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NAHT Life gives you the opportunity to continue your membership of the biggest union for school leaders both in post and in retirement.


NAHT Life focuses on helping retired members receive excellent trade union services and allows you to continue to play an active volunteer role within NAHT regions and branches, if that’s what you choose to do!

Please note to qualify for the benefits of NAHT Life membership you must join NAHT life within six months of retiring. 

Please ensure NAHT has your correct post-retirement contact details.

NAHT is currently reviewing, renewing and refreshing its services to support NAHT life member.

The Life Members' Sector Council (LMSC)

Whether leaving a labour of love or embracing a life of leisure, there can be no doubt that retirement from school leadership marks a huge change in lifestyle. There will be adjustments to make, new challenges to take and a range of new opportunities. At a time like this, it is important that our experienced members do not lose all the support they received in their working life. Our life members’ committee is here to ensure members are supported in retirement.

This committee feeds its extensive wealth of experience and know-how to support the work of NAHT. It also gives our life members the chance to make important contributions to our campaigns for working members.  

The committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of one elected representative from each of our regions, with the addition of one place each for Northern Ireland and Wales. And these elected committee members, normally, serve a three-year term.

Areas of focus for the committee include the following: 

  • Current legislation issues eg pension provision
  • Action against discrimination, including age discrimination.
LMSC chair

John Killeen (National Executive member): john.killeen@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC vice-chair

Nigel Patton: nigel.patton@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC communications officer

Michael Wilson: Michael.wilson@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC deputy communications officer

Eugene Symonds: eugene.symonds@nahtofficials.org.uk

Committee servicing officer

Frances Geddes has the responsibility for working closely with the LMSC as servicing officer. She can be contacted via email frances.geddes@naht.org.uk.

For further details and contact information about all current LMSC members please check out ‘Who’s who’ and the ‘List of LMSC members'.

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