Welcome to the Student Safeguarding Hub

Meet our Safeguarding Team

Miss C Malhi

Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Green

Child Protection

Mrs C Sherratt

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr J Pickup

Child Protection Officer

Mrs C Fairclough

Safeguarding Officer/Student Counsellor

Miss S Whitehurst

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Sexual Harassment and Violence

Sexual harassment’ is any form of unwelcome sexual behaviour that’s offensive, humiliating or intimidating. It can be written, verbal or physical, and can happen in person or online. It can also occur between children of any age and sex.

‘Sexual Violence’ refers to criminals acts: rape, assault by penetration and sexual assault, as defined by the Sexual Offences Act 2003

Most importantly, both are against the law.

Being sexually harassed affects people in different ways.

Sexual harassment can include someone:

  • Deliberately touching, grabbing or making other physical contact with you without your consent
  • making comments to you that have a sexual meaning
  • asking you for sex or sexual favours
  • leering and staring at you
  • displaying rude and offensive material so that you or others can see it
  • making sexual gestures or suggestive body movements towards you
  • cracking sexual jokes and comments around or to you
  • questioning you about your sex life
  • insulting you with sexual comments such as: telling sexual stories, making lewd comments, making sexual remarks about clothes and appearance and calling someone sexualised names;
  • sharing sexual images and videos
  • Sexual Violence can include someone:
  • fondling or unwanted sexual touching
  • forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or by penetration
  • forcing someone to send or post sexually explicit images of themselves
  • Forcing someone to take part in sexual activities via a webcam or smartphone
  • Forcing someone to have sexual conversations by text or online

If you’re experiencing sexual harassment and or sexual violence you might:

  • feel stressed, anxious or depressed
  • withdraw from social situations
  • lose confidence and self-esteem
  • have physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches, backaches or sleep problems
  • be less productive and unable to concentrate.

Any sexual misconduct is unacceptable. These behaviours MUST be reported to (Name of DSL)

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