How to respond effectively to the sharing of nudes and semi-nudes: guidance changes

Read our summary of the changes to the non-statutory guidance on responding to the sharing of nude and semi-nude imagery. Find advice to support pupils, staff and parents/carers when incidents occur.

Last reviewed on 8 May 2024
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  1. 1. More examples of potential incidents
  2. 2. 'Pseudo-images' added to definition of indecent images
  3. 3. All 'adult-involved' incidents are child sexual abuse offences
  4. 4. Support for those affected
  5. 5. New and updated routes for reporting
  6. 6. Teach about nudes and semi-nudes safely and effectively
  7. Resources to support pupils
  8. Further changes

The government's non-statutory guidance on responding to incidents – sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people – was updated in March 2024. The updated guidance should be used alongside:

As a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or member of the senior leadership team (SLT), use the guidance to respond effectively to incidents involving the sharing of nude and semi-nude images.

It includes guidance on:

Read a brief overview of the guidance on the government’s page here.

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