Abuse in Education - NSPCC HelplineSexual abuse in any form is unacceptable. Following the concerning reports provided to the Everyone’s Invited website, detailing incidents of sexual assault in schools and colleges, the Government is taking immediate steps to support to those affected and ensure all schools are safe places.
The Government is working with the NSPCC to launch a dedicated helpline for victims of sexual abuse to provide support and guidance.
The dedicated NSPCC Helpline - Report Abuse in Education – launched today (Thursday 1 April) and can be contacted by phone on 0800 136 663, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what you need to know about the helpline.
Who is the helpline for?
The new dedicated helpline will open from today to children, young people and adult victims of sexual abuse.
The helpline will be run by the NSPCC and will provide victims of abuse with the appropriate support, advice and onward action, including on contacting professionals or the police if they wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.
Everyone’s Invited, a place where victims are encouraged to record their experiences of sexual assault and abuse, will also signpost to the helpline from their website.
What will happen to the information that the helpline receives?
We want victims to have the confidence to report these crimes, knowing everything will be done to bring offenders to justice. The NSPCC will provide support to those who are reporting abuse and signpost and advise on services available, including contacting the police if needed.
Operation Hydrant, the coordination hub delivering the national policing response, oversight, and coordination of non-recent child sexual abuse investigations, will pass on any police referrals made through the helpline, asking local forces to investigate serious allegations.
Is the helpline just for school age pupils?
No. It is open for people of all ages.
Is this just for incidents that happen in schools?
No. As a Government we are determined to improve outcomes for victims and survivors of all ages and backgrounds, both outside and inside educational settings.
The Government published its Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy in January. It aims to help local areas to improve their response to exploitation with Home Office funding for The Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme.
It will help victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to rebuild their lives by boosting investment in specialist sexual violence support services delivered by the voluntary sector, as well as support for victims and survivors through the court process with the new and revised Victim’s Code and consultation on a Victims’ Law.
Exciting Activities - Cyber Security"My name is Mr Hall and I am the new Head of Computing and IT at St Clere’s.
There are a couple of new exciting activities for students to do during the summer holiday.
The first one is Cyber4Summer.
This is a joint initiative between cutting-edge cyber training provider Immersive Labs and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
Cyber4Summer’s aim is to provide a safe, fun and legal environment where young people can learn and develop cybersecurity skills. Cyber4Summer consists of over 100 labs of various skill levels, where you can learn some of the core skills for a range of jobs including Cyber Investigator, Digital Forensics Expert and Network Security Analyst.
These could be your first steps on a pathway to a computer science-related qualification or a well-paid job in the tech industry.
Cyber4Summer offers challenging labs for all abilities, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an experienced cyber student.
To learn more about how the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit and regional and local Police Force cyber teams are working with young people, please visit www.cyberchoices.uk
As part of that you can defend CyberLand from cyber attack in some fun games https://cybergamesuk.com/
The second computing activity that I would like all students to be involved with is Cyber Discovery.
St Clere's school is now registered to be a Cyber Discovery school.
This means you can take part in cyber security learning -register now at https://joincyberdiscovery.com/ .
Cyber security is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
We will be having sessions after school when we can, to start a cyber security club, but for now you can log in with this code: impact-false-concern-prevent.
If you have any questions in relation to these two great initiative’s please contact me on my school email address"