Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for Teaching Staff (2023-2024)

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Lorna Ponambalum Senior leader and safeguarding consultant
Course 1hr 35min 6 modules

This Essential CPD training course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in education settings.

CPD Certified

New ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance has been published and will become statutory from 1 September 2023.

All teaching staff have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at their school or college. They should be aware of their legal responsibilities to ensure that they are able to recognise any breach of children’s rights if they are subjected to sexual harassment or sexual violence.

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, a safeguarding expert and senior leader, this sexual harassment training course for teachers provides the core content needed to understand statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools and colleges.

Please note: This sexual violence training course for schools consists of learning through video, task completion, and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own settings.

All schools should continue to adhere to the current ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance until 1 September 2023.

Designed in line with the following: 

  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges 
  • Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people

Important note for non-UK learners: Although this course reflects best practice principles and might be useful for learners outside the UK, please note that it is based solely on UK guidance and legislation. Please make sure you also adhere to relevant legislation applicable in your own country.

Please note that this course explores sensitive topics that some viewers may find distressing.