safeguarding training

The internet has really come into its own during lockdown. Certainly for most people it’s been a lifeline for food, supplies, education, work and companionship. But it’s not all been good; endless works Zoom calls can be very tiring as the social cues we pick up when we’re together are missing on-screen. So, you’re having…

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Feelin’ Groovy? Maybe not in these unusual times but the lyric from Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song is quite apt for those of us now ‘enjoying’ video calls and training sessions as part of our daily lives. As well as using the major video platforms to communicate with each other and our client base, we’ve…

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schools safeguarding training

Following the 20th March school closure announcement – that wasn’t actually a full closure for many schools- the DfE published safeguarding guidance on 27th March. On 20th May DfE updated their guidance as primary schools were expected to begin a phased reopening to pupils from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 1st June. Despite…

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safeguarding training

Every teacher in the United Kingdom is required by law to complete safeguarding training and to regularly refresh their certificates and the COVID-19 lockdown hasn’t changed that. This rule doesn’t only to teachers, but to all staff who work in a school setting, including admin staff, caretakers, senior leadership teams, governors, and even work experience…

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An estimated 10 per cent of children aged 5 to 16 years suffer from ill mental health in the United Kingdom. Like adults, children can display a range of mental health issues, from depression and conduct disorders, to hyperactivity and post-traumatic stress disorder. Managing these problems can often be just as difficult for children as…

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The British Horse Society has updated news and statements for guidance during Covid-19 https://www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/press-centre/news/2020/march/covid-19-20 Some of you as equestrians might still need to reach out by doing some online connections with some of your clients and friends. There are several different platforms you can use, Facebook live, Goole Hangout, Windows Team or Zoom for example,…

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online safety training

Let’s imagine you work as a teacher in a secondary school, and you overhear a fifteen-year-old student telling her friends that she has a new boyfriend. When her friends ask if it’s anyone they know, she tells them no, because she met the boy online. She then goes on to tell her friends that her…

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As a parent, do you know how safe your child is online? On March 27, the Department for Education issued additional safeguarding guidance, Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers, as safeguarding children is more important than ever during this difficult period.  The guidance states: “With regard to safeguarding, the best interests of…

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Who would want to be a senior leader in schools right now? The world turned upside down on 20th March with the announcement of school closures – that weren’t actually full closures for many – and it left members of SLT scrambling around trying to keep everyone safe, yet still deliver meaningful lessons to students.…

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online safeguarding training

Safeguarding training is one of those things you simply can’t put off if you’re a professional working with children or vulnerable people in the United Kingdom. It’s important to make sure you never let your safeguarding training lapse and have arrangements in place to refresh your learning before your current certificate expires. With the current…

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