The NSPCC has launched a new helpline to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings, such as schools and colleges.
The helpline provides children and adults with support and advice, including how to contact the police and report crimes. The helpline will also give support to parents and teachers.
It has been set up by the government after many experiences of sexual harassment and abuse were shared on the Everyone’s Invited website. Ofsted have said they will be making sure schools have processes in place that allow students to report anything freely, and that they will be taken seriously.
Anyone can call the NSPCC helpline, including:
- children and young people who want to share current and non-recent experiences of sexual abuse and harassment
- children and young people who want to talk about being involved in or witnessing any incidents
- anyone who works or volunteers in a school setting and needs support and guidance
- adults who have experienced non-recent abuse
- parents and carers who are concerned about their own child or other children
Both children and adults can contact the Report Abuse in Education helpline on 0800 136 663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are worried about your own safety or are in immediate danger call 999.