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What to Do If You Find Out Your Child Is a Cyberbully

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It’s never easy to deal with the knowledge that your child has been bullying others online. You might be feeling upset or angry with your child at first, and this is a normal response, but you should try to remain calm when confronting them about the issue.   The Difference Between Bullying in Real Life…

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What safeguarding training do I need as a Childminder?

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As a Childminder, it is your responsibility to keep the children in your care safe from harm, and to report any concerns you have that a child might be at risk. This means taking action to complete a safeguarding training course regularly, so that your safeguarding certificate is always up to date. Click here to…

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Visit our YouTube Channel for Free Safeguarding Resources!

Did you know, the Child Protection Company now has its own YouTube channel? That’s right! We recently launched our very own YouTube channel hosting all of our current safeguarding videos, with a long list of new content planned for the coming months. Check out our YouTube channel now by clicking here, to see the current…

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What level of safeguarding training do I need to work in a school?

Safeguarding training is an essential part of continuous professional development for every member of staff who works in a school setting in the United Kingdom. It doesn’t really matter what role you have – whether you’re teaching part-time, working in the admin offices, or locking the gates at the end of the day, you are…

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Are Child Protection Concerns a Class Issue?

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The BBC released an article last week that included findings to suggest that wealthier families use their privilege to opt out of child protection services, or to make social workers’ jobs more difficult to carry out. The findings came from a study carried out on social workers from 12 local authorities in the United Kingdom…

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6 Steps to Successful Safeguarding in Schools

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It goes without saying that safeguarding is an important and essential topic in any school environment, and every member of staff should be equally invested in promoting the safety and welfare of the students. Here are our 6 steps to successful safeguarding in schools: (1) Create a comprehensive safeguarding policy Every school setting should have…

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Facebook launches ‘Youth Portal’ promoting e-safety for young users

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Facebook released a ‘Youth Portal’ on 14th May 2018, to provide a “central place for teens” to advise younger users how to stay safe on Facebook, how to control their user experience, and what to do if they need a break from social media. As well as this, the Portal includes quotes from teenaged Facebook…

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Photography Policies at Sports Events

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Every child has a right to be safe when taking part in sports activities, so if you coach a team or lead a sports group, you should maintain an awareness of how to keep the children you work with as safe as possible. For many individuals who work in the Sports sector, a safeguarding concern…

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Understanding Self-Harm in Young People

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Self-harm is becoming increasingly common amongst young people in the United Kingdom, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding the issue that show we still have a long way to go towards understanding self-harm, the causes and indicators, and how we can help young people who are self-harming.   What is self-harm? Many people think…

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Ofsted releases changes to its Early Years Compliance Handbook

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May 2018 Ofsted has released a list of changes to its Early Years Compliance Handbook, the publication which details their approach to enforcement work in the event that an Early Years provider is not meeting their statutory requirements. “This handbook sets out Ofsted’s policy and approach to its compliance and enforcement work for providers who…

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