South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are committed to supporting sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week 2020 this week (3 – 9 February). The safeguarding team within the Trust work with partner agencies, to support victims and survivors of sexual abuse; signposting to appropriate services. This ensures practitioners have an understanding processes of safeguarding children and safeguarding adults and the wider context of sexual abuse, such as child exploitation, county lines, domestic abuse, and trafficking.
It is important that sexual safety is promoted on inpatient areas. Sexual safety: ‘feeling safe from sexual harm means feeling free from being made to feel uncomfortable, frightened or intimidated in a sexual way’ is of paramount importance and taken seriously within the Trust. The safeguarding team have supported the sexual safety initiative, through pilot scheme of national initiative, production of a service user leaflet, sexual safety strategy, policy and guidance.
Download our ‘safe to talk – sexual safety’ leaflet with clear definitions of sexual wellbeing and sexual safety and the Trust’s commitment to provide safe and supported environment, free
from abuse, harm and harassment.