Legislation for Safeguarding

Legislation for Safeguarding Children Due to the importance of preventing the harm, abuse and neglect of children and promoting their well-being, legislation for safeguarding has always existed at the heart of children’s child protection policies, procedures and practices. If you are a person or a business who has indirect or direct contact with children, you…

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Safer Internet Day 2023: A Guide

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Introduction On the 7th February 2023, countries all over the world will come together to celebrate Safer Internet Day. To help you prepare for this, whether you’re a parent or an education professional, we’ve put together a brief guide. We’ll explore the origins and intentions of Safer Internet Day, this year’s focus, how you can…

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Safeguarding Children Quiz

Safeguarding is a complex topic and includes knowing the specific signs of abuse to look out for, being aware of the child protection regulations and what processes and procedures you need to follow if you suspect that there is a cause for concern. When it comes to safeguarding children, being careful of how you approach…

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Safeguarding at Christmas

Safeguarding at Christmas  Christmas is often seen as the most magical, family-orientated time of the year. But with this focus on family comes pressure – so much so that that same magic can be lost under the expectation of what Christmas SHOULD be. Whether it’s the anxiety that comes with spending extended time around family…

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What is Contextual Safeguarding?

Contextual safeguarding is a term that is mentioned a lot in safeguarding professional circles, but what is contextual safeguarding and how does it affect the way we safeguard vulnerable children and young people in society? Contextual safeguarding focuses on the fact that as children grow older they have an increasing desire for autonomy, older children…

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Cuckooing Termed by the police, cuckooing is a type of criminal exploitation in which a drug dealer will take over somebody’s home to use as a base for county lines drug trafficking. Cuckooing takes its name from cuckoos, who push other birds out of their nests to take it for their own.  In this article, we…

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Safeguarding for Governors

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Safeguarding for Governors – A Guide With the 2022 update to Keeping Children Safe in Education came an increased onus on school governors to both undertake safeguarding and child protection training and to take an increased role in the safeguarding process. To ensure you remain within the boundaries of the legislation, then, we’ve created a…

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What is Level 3 Safeguarding Training?

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Safeguarding is set of policies, procedures and practices used to actively prevent the harm, abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults and promote their well-being. All workplaces, setting and organisations that work with or have contact with children and vulnerable adults must demonstrate compliance with their safeguarding responsibilities and undertake safeguarding training. Safeguarding training…

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How to keep children safe from accidents

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Introduction From the 6th-12th June, it’s Child Safety Week. Nationwide, the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) encourages conversations about managing the risks to child safety. This year’s theme is Safety in mind; CAPT wants us all to think on the ways we can reduce the chances of accidents before they happen. To that end, we’ve…

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What is Level 1/2 Safeguarding Training?

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Safeguarding training (sometimes referred to as child/adult protection training) is a legal requirement for many professionals who come into contact, directly or indirectly, with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults. Safeguarding training aims to protect these people from harm, recognise maltreatment, take effective action where appropriate and help improve wellbeing. The term safeguarding and child protection…

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