safeguarding schools

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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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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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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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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ofsted safeguarding briefing

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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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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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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parents e-safety

PENGUINPIG author, Stuart Spendlow, returns to discuss more on Internet safety for children. This time, he’s focusing on the role of parents and guardians in equipping children to remain safe online, especially the importance of discussion and modelling.   Boys are often stereotypically labelled by the media as ‘disengaged with education’ or ‘unable to stay…

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