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Private tutors and DBS checks

The NSPCC has stated that all self-employed tutors should be legally required to have a criminal records check before they start working with children. Currently, a loophole means that self-employed tutors do not have to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in place, which greatly concerns the NSPCC. Teachers working in schools are required…

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What does the Prevent duty mean for schools and childcare providers?

What does the Prevent Duty mean for schools and childcare providers?

  From 1st July 2015, schools and childcare providers have been required to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. Staff must know how to identify children who are at risk of radicalisation and what to do if children are identified. The Prevent duty forms part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties.…

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What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

Safeguarding Updates: Click here to see the DfE statutory guidance on what to do if you’re worried a child is being abused   Related Posts: Working Together to Safeguard Children – UPDATED DBS Update Service on YouTube Childminders: New DfE guidance Choose the online option for child protection training

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding Updates: Click here to see the DfE statutory guidance on  Keeping Children Safe in Education.   Related Posts: Working Together to Safeguard Children – UPDATED DBS Update Service on YouTube Childminders: New DfE guidance Choose the online option for child protection training  

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Ofsted’s Chief Inspector calls for more emphasis on safeguarding in schools

In a press release on 9 October, Sir Michael Wilshire revealed that the proposals for new reforms to the education inspections. Safeguarding has always been incredibly important but Wilshire has stated that ‘our new inspections should place emphasis on safeguarding’. We offer a range of safeguarding courses at the ChildProtectionCompany, including e-safety. To check out…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education, April 2014 is the new Statutory guidance on Safeguarding for schools and colleges, in England. It replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (December 2006) and should be read in conjunction with Working Together to safeguard Children 2013. The main sections of the guidance are: Part one – Safeguarding information for all…

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Online safety report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its 6th Report – Online safety.  The report follows an inquiry which focused on three disparate aspects of online content and behaviour. illegal content, especially images of child abuse; harmful adult content being made freely available to children; bullying and harassment on social media. The report summary states: The…

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Zero Tolerance on FGM

Government Ministers have recently signed-up to the FGM declaration to stop the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. As well as launching a new £100,000 FGM Community Engagement Initiative, they have also taken steps to make it mandatory for all NHS acute hospitals to provide information on patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). By September 2014…

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Support for runaway children

A government initiative  to improve safeguarding means that councils will over runaway children an interview on their return. This new requirement features in statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home,  published in January 2014. In a press release Edward Timpson, Minister for Children and Families, said: For too long support for children…

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