Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for DSLs & Deputy DSLs

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Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for DSLs & Deputy DSLs

Course Duration: 1 hour and 28 minutes (approx.)

Designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and their deputies should take a lead role and use their professional judgement when responding to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment. They should have the necessary training and skills in order to effectively support a culture where sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are not tolerated, and where they identify issues and intervene early to better protect children and young people.

This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, the course is split into five modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence course completion.

Designed in line with the following policies:

  • 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

Learning outcomes

  • Recognising your statutory requirements and legal duties to protect children from sexual violence and sexual harassment.
  • Understanding how to implement effective preventative strategies to discourage incidents of sexual abuse at school.
  • Recognising how to create a whole-school safeguarding approach to support students who have experienced or are experiencing sexual violence or sexual harassment.
  • Identifying best practice procedures for handling disclosures and ensuring the correct steps are followed to ensure each report is treated fairly.
  • Understanding what the various types of sexual violence and sexual harassment are and how to identify them.

Modules:

Module 1: What is meant by sexual violence and sexual harassment?

Module one explores the evidence surrounding sexual violence and sexual harassment, the definitions of sexual violence and sexual harassment and what is meant by harmful sexual behaviour.

Module 2: What is the legislation and guidance?

Module two will discuss what the statutory guidance and legislation is relating to sexual violence and sexual harassment and consider the principles of contextual safeguarding.

Module 3: How to respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment

Module three looks at how to respond to disclosures, case studies relating to harmful sexual behaviour and what actions to take on the discovery of youth-produced sexual imagery (sexting).

Module 4: How to offer support and create a safe environment

Module four explores school’s safeguarding duties, the implementation of successful preventative strategies and how to support a whole-school ethos which doesn’t tolerate any form or sexual violence or harassment.

Module 5: What is the role of the designated safeguarding lead?

Module five will look at the role of DSLs in developing a whole school culture which safeguards children against sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Course Units

Introduction

Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, the course is split into five modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is a knowledge assessment at the end to he...

Module 1: What is meant by sexual violence and sexual harassment?

Module one explores the evidence surrounding sexual violence and sexual harassment, the definitions of sexual violence and sexual harassment and what is meant by harmful sexual behaviour.

Module 2: What is the legislation and guidance?

Module two will discuss what the statutory guidance and legislation is relating to sexual violence and sexual harassment and consider the principles of contextual safeguarding.

Module 3: How to respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment

Module three looks at how to respond to disclosures, case studies relating to harmful sexual behaviour and what actions to take on the discovery of youth-produced sexual imagery (sexting).

Module 4: How to offer support and create a safe environment

Module four explores school’s safeguarding duties, the implementation of successful preventative strategies and how to support a whole-school ethos which doesn’t tolerate any form or sexual violence or harassment.

Module 5: What is the role of the designated safeguarding lead?

Module five will look at the role of DSLs in developing a whole school culture which safeguards children against sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Lorna Ponambalum

About The Expert

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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