Over the last 12 month, LimeCulture has been working with a range of schools and colleges across the country to help design and deliver a whole school approach to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, including child-on-child abuse.
LimeCulture’s ‘Preventing Sexual Misconduct Education’ (PSME) programmes have been developed to provide teachers – and those delivering Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) – with the confidence and competence to engage with young people in Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 (ages 11-18) about consent, healthy relationships, sexual misconduct, body confidence, equality, and the legal framework as part of the RSE curriculum. These prevention programmes have been developed to allow flexibility in delivery through bite size sessions, with step-by-step guides, resources, and tools to support those delivering.
LimeCulture’s Sexual Misconduct Liaison Officer (SMLO) Model has been developed for schools and colleges to support the response to sexual misconduct for both the reporting and reported student/pupil. The SMLO Model was successfully piloted with The Perse, an independent school, where LimeCulture worked closely with the leadership team, teaching staff and students to develop and embed the SMLO Model into the school. The SMLO Model has subsequently been implemented in a range of independent and state schools, with specialist accredited training delivered to a cadre of staff to enable them to appropriately support students/pupils who either report sexual misconduct or are reported against.
Maria Putz, Head of Safeguarding in Education said:
“Moving forward, and in light of recent updates to KCSIE 2022, LimeCulture will be combining these initiatives to provide a comprehensive prevention and response model for schools and colleges, which includes support to individual schools and colleges about strategic and operational implementation”.
‘Embedding a Whole School Approach to Sexual Misconduct – Prevention and Response Model for Schools and Colleges’ was launched today (Thursday 13 October 2022) at the Safeguarding Event held by Farrer & Co in London. Maria said:
“We’re delighted to invite further schools and colleges to embed the prevention and response model within their schools. We’ll be limiting the number of schools and colleges we work with to enable us to provide tailored support and training. Wave 1 will include support and training taking place in the Spring Term (January -Easter 2023) and interested schools and colleges are invited to express an interest by 23 November 2022”.
More information about ‘Embedding a Whole School Approach to Sexual Misconduct – Prevention and Response Model for Schools and Colleges’ can be found on our website or by downloading our information guide, which includes fees.
To manage the demand from interested schools and colleges, LimeCulture will be taking a ‘wave-approach’ to supporting schools and colleges. Working with schools and colleges in ‘waves’ will mean limiting the number of schools we work with initially but allows for better planning and tailored support to schools with different needs.
Waves will be scheduled to coincide with school terms. Schools and colleges are welcome to indicate which term is most suitable to them. We will do our best to meet preferences, however, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
LimeCulture is now inviting interested schools and colleges to submit an Expression of Interest by Friday 23 November 2022 to join Wave 1 which will take place between January 2023 – Easter (Spring Term).
If you would like further information or would like to discuss this further with us, please contact us by emailing email@example.com