What qualifications do you need to run an after school club?

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Introduction Before you venture into providing out-of-school care to children, it’s vital that you train your staff and yourself adequately. But what qualifications do you need to run an after-school club? Reading through the government material on legal requirements and best practices can be quite time-consuming. To help, in this article we’ve listed exactly what…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022: Consultation on Proposed Changes

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Introduction As happens every 1-2 years, the Government has released a draft consultation of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) document for 2022. In this article, we’ll discuss the proposed changes, section by section, including terminology changes and safeguarding focus areas. Hopefully, this will help you digest the new proposals and inform your response. This…

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What is a Designated Safeguarding Lead?

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Everyone has a role to play when it comes to safeguarding, but what role should the designated safeguarding lead person play in protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in your organization?   What is a designated safeguarding lead person?  While every member of staff in a school, college or education setting should be…

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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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