Updated for 2024: child-on-child abuse

This course is fully up to date with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.

This course was last updated on 24 January 2024 and is our most recent version.


Course lengthAbout 20 to 25 minutes
Suitable forAll staff and governors in all school types
Certificate granted?Yes

In this short course, your staff will learn:

  • What child-on-child abuse is, the different forms it can take, and how to spot it
  • What child-on-child sexual harassment and sexual violence are, and why it's so important to be alert to them
  • What to do if they have a concern about a child or a child makes a report of child-on-child abuse
  • What specific actions to take if a child reports child-on-child sexual abuse
  • How they can help to prevent and address child-on-child abuse of any kind

Governors will also learn about their additional responsibilities with regard to this safeguarding issue.

The course finishes with a short assessment to test knowledge and put the learning into practice.

Note: child-on-child abuse was previously known as 'peer-on-peer abuse'.

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