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Guidance for schools

Page last updated: 12/07/2021

The latest Government advice can be found here:

Sexual violence and sexual harassment


  • Thinkuknow: Resources provided by Child Exploitations and Online Protection (CEOP) for children and young people, parents, carers and teachers
  • Digizen provides online safety information for educators, parents, carers and young people
  • Childnet International: Specialist resources for young people to raise awareness of online safety and how to protect themselves
  • Advice on child internet safety from the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)


  • Schools Out offers practical advice, resources (including lesson plans) and training to schools on LGBT equality in education
  • EACH is a training agency for employers and organisations seeking to tackle discrimination on the grounds of gender and sexual orientation
  • GIRES offers information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them


  • MENCAP represents people with learning disabilities
  • Changing Faces provide online resources and training to schools on bullying because of physical difference
  • Cyberbullying and children and young people with SEN and disabilities: Advice provided by the Anti-Bullying Alliance on developing effective anti-bullying practice
  • Essex Local Offer: The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice and Support Service (formally Parent Partnership) provides information, advice and support to parents, carers, children and young people in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability


  • Show Racism the Red Card provides resources and workshops for schools to educate young people, often using the high profile of football about racism
  • Anne Frank Trust runs a schools project to teach young people about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, the consequences of unchecked prejudice and discrimination, and cultural diversity
  • Kick It Out uses the appeal of football to educate young people about racism and provide education packs for schools

Useful websites

  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance brings together over 100 organisations into one network to develop and share good practice across the whole range of bullying issues
  • Kidscape was established to prevent bullying and promote child protection providing advice for young people, professionals and parents about different types of bullying and how to tackle it. They also offer specialist training and support for school staff, an assertiveness training for young people
  • Childline offers information and advice on a wide range of issues including bullying
  • The Diana Award is an anti-bullying ambassadors programme to empower young people to take responsibility for changing the attitudes and behaviour of their peers towards bullying
  • Restorative Justice Panel includes best practice guidance for practitioners 2011.