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Why do I need to read Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018?

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All staff who work directly with children in schools and colleges in the United Kingdom have a responsibility to read Part 1 in addition to Annex A of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018. But do you understand exactly why you need to read this piece of statutory government guidance?   What is Keeping Children…

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Heightened risk of gang grooming for excluded children

The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield believes school exclusions may be contributing towards gang violence and so-called ‘gang grooming’ amongst children in the United Kingdom. “Anecdotally, people report that more children who aren’t in mainstream education are being marginalised and are more vulnerable to gangs, who are preying on them and grooming them. What I want…

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Safeguarding Tips for Supply Teachers

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Supply teachers face unique difficulties with regards to safeguarding and being falsely accused. Working in a supply role often means that teachers don’t have much opportunity to establish a professional relationship with the children in their classroom, and as a result of this, everything from their sense of humour to the topics they discuss can…

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Sexual Harassment in Schools: 3 steps to deal with it effectively

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How teachers respond to sexual harassment is important as it can impact greatly on the cultures of consent and respect among students. In 2016, Rachel Curzons published an article suggesting three simple steps to effectively deal with harassment in schools. The three main points to take away from her article were:   Challenge Sexist Language…

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Safeguarding in Education: Early Years

In September 2015, we launched our Safeguarding in Education online training in order to meet the requirements of Working Together 2015 and the introduction of the Prevent duty.  Proving an instant success, it soon went on to become one of our best-selling online courses.  We are therefore, very excited to announce that, due to popular demand,…

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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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The role of School staff and safeguarding

The role of school and college staff The Teacher Standards 2012 state that teachers, including headteachers, should safeguard children’s wellbeing and maintain public trust in the teaching profession as part of their professional duties. All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.  All school and college staff…

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Safeguarding Training for Schools

We offer two safeguarding courses aimed at those working in education: Our online Introduction to Child Protection training course has a specific education version aimed at teachers and school staff. The course is in line with the latest government guidance Working Together to safeguard Children 2013 and includes content on specific safeguarding issues such as FGM as required by Ofsted and…

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