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NSPCC Harmful Sexual Behaviour Training and Development Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, 24th Nov 2020 | Category: Newsletter November 2020

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.

For further information please contact Sharon Nahal ( or Jennie Hammond (