Sexual safety

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust wants its services to always feel safe.

This website page focuses on one specific aspect – sexual safety. Sexual safety is a difficult subject to talk about, but we will always approach it with sensitivity and respect your dignity.

To improve the sexual safety of vulnerable patients, the Trust has introduced new training for frontline staff. It is mandatory for mental health in-patient ward staff, but there are plans to roll it out across the organisation. It explains the importance of sexual safety standards and helps staff to understand the impact of unwanted sexual behaviour, advice on starting conversations, and supporting those who report an incident. 

The training is backed by a series of leaflets which have been co-produced with patients. They include the following information that you may find helpful.

  • What is sexual safety?
  • Key principles of a sexually safe service
  • How can sexual boundaries be broken?
  • What happens if sexual boundaries are broken?
  • Reporting a sexual safety incident
  • Sexual safety and staff
  • What does a sexually safe service look like?
  • Sexual disinhibition
  • Looking after yourself
As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust