The Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) audit conducted by the NSPCC two years ago, in conjunction with partners across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, revealed a number of findings and a series of recommendations.
In response, the Staffordshire Commissioner has secured some funding to help support the implementation of these recommendations over the next two years.
A proposal to meet these recommendations has been developed by the NSPCC and supported by the wider Partnership. E-learning training packages (for a variety of audiences), specialist training for targeted groups e.g. Foster Carers, the provision of therapeutic resources and specialist training and support to equip practitioners across a wide variety of organisations to work effectively with children displaying HSB are some of the activities contained in the proposal. The current provision of HSB services in Stoke-on-Trent will continue to be delivered by the NSPCC.
It has been agreed that the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Steering Group will re-form in early 2021 and will manage the implementation of the proposal. It is intended that the Group will work together to implement the proposal into a joint HSB Delivery Plan for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
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