How has Covid-19 affected our young people?

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You would struggle to find a person who has not been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in one way or another, of course, the scale of impact is variable but everyone’s life has been changed in one way or another. It is important to recognise and value the impact that it has had on young…

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Why Safeguarding is more crucial than ever?

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We are well aware of the immense pressure that is currently on the variety of professions that work with young people and vulnerable adults; from educators to peripatetic music teachers to sport coaches. We are all navigating this new world while trying our best to keep our young people happy and healthy, this of course…

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Slow down, you move too fast!

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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As Schools reopen, what’s the latest Safeguarding advice?

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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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Looking out for yourself and your horses during Covid-19

The British Horse Society has updated news and statements for guidance during Covid-19 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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How Parents can cope with home schooling, technology and online meeting rooms.

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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Sign Up to Receive our Ofsted Safeguarding Briefings!

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As part of our ongoing cause to support teachers and school staff in delivering effective safeguarding inside and out of the classroom, our team at the Child Protection Company have been working hard to deliver a host of resources that will empower teachers to extend a strong safeguarding message to their students. We believe that…

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Child-on-child sexual abuse: The UK’s next major child protection issue?

Barnardo’s have released deeply concerning figures showing child-on-child abuse as having the potential to become the next major child protection issue in the UK. The evidence was revealed through Freedom of Information Act requests, and findings show that allegations of children committing sexual offences against other children have risen by 78 per cent in England and…

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Steps to take if you discover your child is bullying others online

Research by not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters shows that 62 per cent of parents are concerned about cyberbullying, and with one in five 13 to 18-year-olds claiming to have experienced cyberbullying this figure appears justified. However, very little information exists for us to determine how many of our children are acting as the bullies. On their website,…

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