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Preventing Peer on Peer Abuse

Working Pro-actively to Prevent Peer-on-Peer Abuse in our School


...our richly unique and diverse children are nurtured with kindness and compassion, leaning to value themselves and others...


In June 2021, Ofsted published a rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. It recommends that schools, colleges and multi-agency partners act as though sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are happening, even when there are no specific reports. This is because the review has revealed how prevalent sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are for children and young people. In light of this, even where school and college leaders do not have specific information that indicates sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are problems for their children and young people, they should act on the assumption that they are. Leaders should take a whole-school/college approach to developing a culture where all kinds of sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are recognised and addressed.


...learn, thrive and flourish together...


At Archbishop Courtenay Church of England Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that our children:

• Experience a safe haven of hope and aspiration

• Are treated with respect and dignity

• Appreciate all adults will challenge inappropriate language or comments

• Can confidentially communicate or disclose concerns they may have

• Know that concerns raised are taken seriously by adults

• Realise that the adults in school who care for them will always challenge any inappropriate behaviour

• Understand that support will be given to them and the other child/ren

• Recognise that the school will work with other professionals and families to help keep them safe from harm


How will we do this?

• Christian Vision

• School Values

• Whole school behaviour policy

• Classroom rules and expectations

• Challenge inappropriate behaviour

• Nurture team

• Liaising with parents

• PSHE curriculum

• RSE curriculum

• Staff training and updates

• Online safety procedures and lessons

• Safe and secure environment

• Rigorous Safeguarding Procedures

• Weekly DSL meetings

• Well-being and Mental Health Policy

• Effective partnerships with external agencies

• Whistleblowing policy

• Zones of regulation

• Anti-bullying Policy