Certificate in Understanding Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

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About the Course

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Duration: 47 mins (approx)

Schools and colleges have a legal responsibility to protect their students from sexual abuse, such as sexual violence and sexual harassment. All staff must stay up to date with the latest safeguarding training to ensure they are compliant with their legal duties. Schools must also implement relevant policies and procedures so that staff can effectively respond to reported incidences whilst complying with statutory guidance.

Our Essential CPD course in sexual violence and sexual harassment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities to safeguard your students against sexual abuse. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Developed by safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into four easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning, resources, and case studies throughout, with an assessment test to help you evidence your compliance.

This course is designed in line with the following policies:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
  • Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Between Children in Schools and Colleges 2017
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Children and Social Work Act 2017

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding how to implement effective preventative strategies to discourage incidents of sexual abuse in your school.
  • Recognising your legal responsibilities to protect children from sexual violence and sexual harassment.
  • Understanding procedures and policies following a report of sexual abuse to empower your staff to follow their legal duties.
  • Identifying how to create a whole-school safeguarding approach to support students who have experienced or are experiencing sexual violence or sexual harassment.
  • Understanding what the various types of sexual violence and sexual harassment are and how to identify them.

Course Modules:

Module1: What is Meant by Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment?

Module one explains the definitions of sexual violence and sexual harassment. It is in this module you will explore the key differences between the two, the legislation surrounding them, and the data demonstrating the issue in schools.

Module 2: What is the Legislation and Guidance?

Module two covers what your legal duties are in order to prevent and manage reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment in your school. It will also explain your duties around contextual safeguarding.

Module 3: How to Respond to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

Module three demonstrates how you must respond to reports of sexual abuse in your school, drawing on case studies to provide evidence and further explanations. It also explores the dangers of sexting.

Module 4: How to Offer Support and Create a Safe Environment

Module four explores your safeguarding duties, the implementation of successful preventative strategies, and best practices for educating your students on keeping themselves safe.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into four easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning, resources, and case studies throughout, with an asse...

Module 1: What is Meant by Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment?

Module one explains the definitions of sexual violence and sexual harassment. It is in this module you will explore the key differences between the two, the legislation surrounding them, and the data demonstrating the issue in schools.

Module 2: What is the Legislation and Guidance?

Module two covers what your legal duties are in order to prevent and manage reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment in your school. It will also explain your duties around contextual safeguarding.

Module 3: How to Respond to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

Module three demonstrates how you must respond to reports of sexual abuse in your school, drawing on case studies to provide evidence and further explanations. It also explores the dangers of sexting.

Module 4: How to Offer Support and Create a Safe Environment

Module four explores your safeguarding duties, the implementation of successful preventative strategies, and best practices for educating your students on keeping themselves safe.

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