A recent Ofsted report has revealed sexual harassment among young people is endemic in UK schools.
Increasingly normalised, students don’t see the point of reporting abuse and many teachers underestimate the scale of the problem.
Among the findings, the report shows that young girls are being increasingly pressured into sending nude pictures, with offenders creating multiple accounts in order to continue the harassment if they are blocked.
These findings highlight the need for urgent support for both teachers and students to address inappropriate behaviour, consent and respectful relationships.
At RASASC, we provide free presentations and workshops across Surrey for both teachers and students (over the age of 13), covering the issues of rape and sexual abuse, understanding of consent, healthy relationships, legal implications of sharing indecent images and the support survivors can access.
Delivered by way of a presentation to groups of young people (over the age of 13) and/or school staff across Surrey, it gives staff and students a safe space to raise any concerns they may have.
For more information and to register interest for our schools programme, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RASASC also offer other free support services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their families, including:
An Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service – ISVAs provide emotional and practical advice and support for people who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or any other type of sexual violence, at any time in their lives.
Counselling – A youth service (for those aged between 13-17) and family support service to help families support the survivor as well as understanding their own thoughts and feelings.
A national helpline – A free, confidential helpline, providing information and support to survivors, their friends and family. Available four days a week, Monday – Thursday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
For more information on who we are and what we do, visit our website.