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Update to our e-Safety Training course!

You might have noticed that in the past month we’ve had a bit of a makeover here at the Child Protection Company! Our website redesign isn’t the only update we’ve made, however – last month, we updated our e-Safety Training course to include lots of new information too. Online safety is an essential safeguarding topic…

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3 Important Online Safety Tips for Parents and Professionals

Over the past 10 years, the internet has developed to such an extent that some parents and carers feel their knowledge of how to make laptops, smartphones, tablets and even games consoles safe for their children is just not good enough anymore. If you feel this way, we don’t blame you. Apps get updated on…

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Periscope: A Child Protection Issue?

Live video streaming via an app known as Periscope, which is owned by social media giant Twitter, is very much the “in” thing at the moment. As the availability of internet software capable of live streaming increases, more and more people are using video in this way. It sounds fun. You can broadcast from a…

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Are your training certificates up to date for the new academic year?

We assume that the start of the 2017 intake year was the same as every year. You had everything perfectly planned and ready to go, then the gates opened on the first morning back and there was suddenly absolute chaos. Everything from staff illness through to a leaky roof in the annex probably happened, and…

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How safe are our children? NSPCC releases annual child protection overview report

The NSPCC has released its latest annual report today giving an overview of child protection in the United Kingdom. The 84-page report contains statistics and information on the rise and fall of child protection incidences such as child sexual exploitation, neglect and emotional abuse, using data from a variety of sources including police records. The…

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140,000 children at risk in England are being ignored by local authorities

New charity research has unearthed a worrying number of children who are “falling through the cracks” in the social care system, leaving them vulnerable to abuse or neglect. Action For Children’s report was based on evidence from Freedom of Information requests to 152 councils, and their research found that there is a dramatic difference between…

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Why the benefits of training can extend beyond your duty of care

When we designed our courses, we specifically looked to make them relevant to areas such as child protection for dental teams, music teachers, childminders, equestrian volunteers and, of course, education, because we wanted to make the learning as effective as possible. Our desire was, and still is, to make the training as relevant and appropriate…

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Ofsted inspectors to receive training reminding them “what safeguarding is really about”

The Chief Inspector of Ofsted has criticised schools for “wrapping children in cotton wool” with over-cautious safeguarding policies, which she claims are denying children the chance to learn resilience and limiting their experiences. Ofsted inspectors will soon receive new training that Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman says she hopes will remind them “what safeguarding is really…

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Lockdown in Schools – Do we need a standard procedure?

With the focus very firmly on Prevent strategy at the moment, and recent events in London and Manchester adding immediacy to the need for increased security measures in schools, it is no wonder that the issue of lockdowns is in the news. Teaching union NASUWT are calling for the government to issue a standard policy…

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