Smart Horizons Exciting Updates

New Integrated Smart Training Hub In response to valuable feedback from customers interested in purchasing multiple training courses across different specialties, we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly integrated Smart Horizons website. This brings together our three specialist training websites: Child Protection, Food Hygiene and Fire Training under the unified branding of…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

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The Government released a new version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance for 2023 in England on 1 September 2023. What is the KCSiE document? KCSiE is statutory guidance from the Department of Education (DfE). Specifically, it details the legal requirements (the ‘must’ actions) and the best practices (the ‘should’ actions)…

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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Quiz

Safeguarding covers a huge range of aspects, including knowing the specific signs to look out for, being aware of the legislation surrounding the issue and what processes you need to follow in order to demonstrate the most care and consideration when approaching such a sensitive topic. While your knowledge may be excellent in some areas,…

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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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How to ensure all staff read Keeping Children Safe in Education

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All staff that work in education need to read the statutory guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education. But how do you ensure this is done. The answer is simple. We have developed the most straightforward way for schools to make sure all their staff read and understand the statutory documentation. Our online Keeping Children Safe…

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E-Safety for Parents

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At school and at home, and for kids of all ages, it’s really important to revisit the basics of e-safety for parents often. But aside from enabling parental controls on our home internet, what other e-safety for parents advice should we be aware of to keep our children safe online? Basic e-safety advice for parents…

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Adding Your Training Certificates To Your LinkedIn Profile

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LinkedIn is a useful business communication tool and for those looking for a new job, prospective employers can easily view your profile and see what qualifications you have. If you’ve taken training with us, you might want to add the details to your profile to let everyone know about your achievement in passing the course…

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What is a DBS check?

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If you want to work with children or vulnerable adults, you probably need a DBS check, but is it even possible to apply for a DBS check as an individual? Read our handy guide to DBS checks in 2019 right here… What is a DBS check? Even if you think you’ve never heard of them…

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Is Safeguarding Training a Legal Requirement?

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When it comes to safeguarding training and the law, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. In this blog we define what safeguarding training is, who needs to take it and is it a legal requirement to take safeguarding training in the United Kingdom? What is safeguarding training? You might be familiar with safeguarding…

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The benefits of online safety training if you work with children

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Do you feel there are more benefits to children using the internet than there are risks? Well, depending on your answer, you might not be alone. According to 2019 research carried out by Ofcom, fewer parents now feel that the benefits of their child using the internet outweigh the risks compared to research carried out…

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