safeguarding training

Safeguarding training teaches you to protect the welfare of children and vulnerable people, so it’s incredibly important to have an up to date safeguarding certificate if you work in a school. But is training the only factor you need to consider when it comes to effective safeguarding in a school? What is safeguarding training? Safeguarding…

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safeguarding training

If you work in an education setting, you have a duty to complete regular Prevent training to ensure your knowledge of the Prevent Duty and the steps you can take to prevent radicalisation and extremism is current and in line with the latest government guidance. But just how relevant is the Prevent Duty in 2019?…

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fake news in schools

There can be no doubt that the amount of fake news, the language of propaganda, the selective use of statistics and what can only be called actual lies, are a problem for education professionals. Every part of the education chain is facing the same core issue: ensuring that learners are equipped to critically evaluate the…

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nannies safeguarding course

If you offer home-based child care in the United Kingdom, you have a legal requirement to undertake regular verifiable safeguarding training, and you must be able to evidence your current safeguarding certificate upon request.     Who is a Home-Based Childcarer? Home-based child care is a term that extends to cover Childminders, Nannies, Au Pairs,…

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prevent duty useful links and resources

Having worked with Prevent Coordinators and anti-radicalisation groups for some years, we launched our online Prevent course 3 years ago. Coupled with our comprehensive learning management system, our Awareness of Prevent Duty course remains a popular choice, particularly for schools. However, we do get asked about other online Prevent Duty resources, so here’s the pick…

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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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The Prevent Duty in 2018 If you have previously undertaken Prevent training you will understand the importance of the topic. Protecting children from radicalisation and extremism is the responsibility of every person who comes into contact with children, but the Prevent Duty is also a legal requirement of staff in schools and registered Early Years…

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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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The Department for Education is backing the ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ campaign commissioned by Counter Terrorism Policing, which includes a number of age-appropriate lesson plans based around a short video on how to survive terrorist gun and knife attacks. The resources, which have been developed in association with the PHSE Association and Girlguiding, aim to bring…

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With the focus very firmly on Prevent strategy at the moment, and recent events in London and Manchester adding immediacy to the need for increased security measures in schools, it is no wonder that the issue of lockdowns is in the news. Teaching union NASUWT are calling for the government to issue a standard policy…

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