Harmful sexual behaviour support service

10 Feb 2022

The harmful sexual behaviour support service, run by SWGfL in partnership with the Marie Collins Foundation, is now available to safeguarding professionals across England.

It provides the tools to equip and empower practitioners to address the alarming normalisation of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.


The telephone and email support, which is funded by the Home Office and developed in collaboration with the Department for Education, is available Monday – Friday, 8am to 8pm.

How will it support you?

The HSB support service is for education and safeguarding professionals and will provide:

  1. Advice on individual cases or incidents of harmful sexual behaviour, to ensure an appropriate response both for children displaying this behaviour and others affected by it
  2. Guidance on policy development on tackling harmful sexual behaviour
  3. Relevant resources, best practice and contacts around harmful sexual behaviour, both locally and nationally

Further information

Find out more about the service

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020 8825 8333/07545 412 221
Last updated: 10 Feb 2022

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