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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Heightened risk of gang grooming for excluded children

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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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Spotting the Signs of a Child Who Self-Harms

If you suspect that a child has been self-harming, it can be incredibly difficult to know how to approach the topic with them, no matter their age or relationship to you. However, it is always important to deal with your concerns as soon as they arise. Self-harm can become a compulsive behaviour if the correct…

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Protecting Under 5’s from Online Harm

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We all want to encourage our children to keep safe on the internet, but it’s much more difficult to communicate the dangers of the online world to toddlers and young children who are not old enough to fully understand. At this age, many of the strategies for keeping children safe online that are discussed in…

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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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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Why it Matters

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Our team of experts has been training individuals in child protection for over a decade, so we know that the majority of our clients require high-quality safeguarding training to carry out their daily work effectively. But how many of us are missing out on valuable knowledge by overlooking the safeguarding of vulnerable adults? We suspect…

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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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Survey reveals majority support compulsory sex and relationships education

Research commissioned by the charity Plan International UK has revealed that more than eight in ten people believe sex and relationships education should be compulsory in schools. Over 2,000 adults were surveyed on their opinion, and the results showed that more than 80% think sex and relationships education should be a compulsory part of the…

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Online Safeguarding Training for Dentists

Do you find it difficult to ensure all your staff attend regular high quality safeguarding training? A cost effective solution is to switch to our online training which is recommended by the British Dental Association and gives verified CPD hours too. There are many other benefits of taking our online courses including: Online training is flexible –…

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Talk to children about online safety

A survey by the National Crime Agency (NCA)  has found that many parents do not feel confident to talk to their children about e-safety risks. The NCA report with 15% of parents having never spoken to their children about staying safe online and 48% of parents said they hadn’t had a conversation recently. The NCA experts…

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