Are you following these 3 important online safety rules?

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Over the past 10 years, the internet has developed to such an extent that some parents and carers feel their knowledge of how to make laptops, smartphones, tablets and even games consoles safe for their children is just not good enough anymore. If you feel this way, we don’t blame you. Apps get updated on…

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The Importance of Your Online Reputation

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Before you click to post on social media, do you really think about exactly what your posts and updates could be saying about you? Have you thought about the fact that today’s ‘funny’ tweet or the photos of tonight’s party on Facebook could actually prove to be tomorrow’s nightmare? Maybe it’s time to really think…

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Do I need safeguarding training as a Childminder?

If you work as a Childminder or a Childminder’s Assistant in the United Kingdom, it is likely that you will have already taken a safeguarding training course. Maybe you completed it online, or attended a face-to-face training session led by your local council. Perhaps you even took our dedicated Child Protection for Childminders online training…

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Spotting Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour Between Adolescents

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We can probably all remember the anticipation we felt at school in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day as we wondered whether or not we’d receive a card from a secret admirer, and planned the cards we’d send to the apple of our eye. Maybe we can also remember the disappointment we felt when…

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Safer Internet Day 2018

safer internet day 2018

You’ve probably already seen the news on social media…today is Safer Internet Day 2018! You can spread the word by using the hashtag #SID2018 on all your social media posts today, and join in the global conversation to help inspire a safer internet. Safer Internet Day is a global celebration coordinated by the UK Safer…

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New CPD requirements for UK dental professionals

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New for this year, the General Dental Council has introduced an Enhanced CPD scheme outlining new continuing professional development requirements for dentists in the United Kingdom. These changes include: A requirement for all dental professionals to deliver an annual statement of CPD hours completed that year, even if zero hours have been completed Increasing the…

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A safeguarding training solution for UK schools

Safeguarding in Education training

Having an up-to-date child protection training certificate is not only necessary to ensure that your knowledge of policies and procedures is accurate, but it is a requirement in order for your school to get top marks in its next Ofsted, Estyn, or ISI inspection. As a member of school staff, you will already have some…

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Is your safeguarding training certificate up-to-date for 2018?

If you can’t remember the last time you took a safeguarding training course, whether it was online or a face-to-face session, it’s highly likely you’re in need of an update. Most safeguarding training certificates expire after 1, 2, or 3 years (depending on factors including the sector you work in, the responsibilities of your job…

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Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: Ineffective Safeguarding of ‘Particular Concern’ in 17% of Independent Schools

In the 2016/17 Ofsted Annual Report, which was released to the public today, it became clear that safeguarding is still ineffective in a large number of independent schools across the country. Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman presented the findings as part of her first annual report, which aims to highlight inspection evidence from schools, colleges,…

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