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 email@example.com.
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