This advice, developed by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC),  is for school and college staff with responsibility for behaviour management, including designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, head teachers and senior leadership teams in schools and colleges in England. The PDF, which contains further information, can be downloaded here.

In the case of incidents involving sexual offences, schools and colleges should refer to local safeguarding protocols, alongside Keeping children safe in education and Sexual violence and harassment between children in schools and colleges guidance.

In cases involving youth produced sexual imagery – often called ‘sexting’ – schools and college may refer to the non-statutory UKCCIS sexting in schools and colleges guidance.