Harmful sexual behaviours: Schools seek referral support

Schools are seeking support for making referrals after incidents of harmful sexual behaviours among young people.

The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service has handled more than 450 cases so far this year, supporting schools when it comes to seeking additional support.

Common behaviours schools are reporting include the use of sexualised and inappropriate language towards others, and incidents of sexual harassment and abuse, including non-consensual touching and sharing self-generated sexual imagery without consent.

The Home Office-funded support service is being run by SWGfL and the Marie Collins Foundation and offers telephone, email, and online advice.

An update from the service reveals that schools are seeking help when it comes to making referrals for additional support, either from social services or law enforcement.

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