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Do safeguarding training certificates expire?

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Your safeguarding training certificate is one of the most important pieces of paperwork you need to keep up to date with as a professional, so what are some of the easiest ways you can ensure your safeguarding training never expires? What is safeguarding training? Safeguarding training is also known as child protection training and it…

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What is a DBS check?

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If you want to work with children or vulnerable adults, you probably need a DBS check, but is it even possible to apply for a DBS check as an individual? Read our handy guide to DBS checks in 2019 right here… What is a DBS check? Even if you think you’ve never heard of them…

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2019/20 Academic Year: Are you up to date with schools safeguarding training?

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September arrives along with the excitement of a new academic year, but before you settle back into routine, are you sure you’re up to date with this year’s important safeguarding changes? While we’re at it, when was the last time you took a schools safeguarding training course…? Back to School September 2019/20 The summer holidays…

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What do I need to know about schools safeguarding training?

schools safeguarding training

Schools safeguarding training courses are a legal requirement for every member of staff, but what else do you need to know about safeguarding in addition to your regular training? What is schools safeguarding training? There are a whole lot of different ways to take safeguarding training if you work in a school, pre-school, or college…

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Online safety is not a new concern – The roots of online safety.

Online safety

“As adults, we instinctively know how to protect our children offline, we often assume that their greater technological expertise will ensure they can look after themselves online, but knowledge is not the same as wisdom.” Tanya Byron, 2008 The issues surrounding online safety were given notable recognition in 2008 by Professor Tanya Byron in her…

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Do I need safeguarding training to work in a school?

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Safeguarding training teaches you to protect the welfare of children and vulnerable people, so it’s incredibly important to have an up to date safeguarding certificate if you work in a school. But is training the only factor you need to consider when it comes to effective safeguarding in a school? What is safeguarding training? Safeguarding…

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Gaming and behaviour changes – Is there a conclusive link?

Online Gaming

In 2014, a three-year study using 3,000 children aged between 8 and 17 found that violent games and gameplay can induce lasting changes in how a child views violence and can influence their aggressive behaviour. This study appears to propose that violent games can affect a child’s view of violence, and this raises real concerns about…

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Video Content – Film, TV, Video and Online Streaming and copyright

Child Watching TV

One of the interesting things about the debate surrounding the suitability of online content for children is how much it mirrors concerns raised about many other forms of media. From comic books to video nasties, it seems there has always been a concern over the content of media in whatever form. Generally, the control points…

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Are you listening? Smart speakers, smart tech and the internet of things

Smart Devices

When we are creating or updating a course such as our e-safety training, we sometimes need to consider how important a particular issue is in relation to the overall subject area. One such area is the growing trend for smart technology. You may have heard of the ‘Internet of things’ which is the general term…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019: Update

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It’s essential for all staff who work in a school or education environment to have read Keeping Children Safe in Education. The 2019 update to this statutory government guidance includes some important changes that you’ll need to be aware of before the start of the academic year. Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 The statutory…

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