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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Safeguarding in the Workplace

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What is safeguarding in the workplace? In this article, we’ll explore safeguarding in the workplace and some relevant scenarios. When we talk about safeguarding, we often refer to children and vulnerable adults. As a result, we think about the safeguarding requirements of schools, care homes and any places where there are typically at-risk people. However,…

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The importance of safeguarding training in Sports and Leisure

Every day, hundreds of thousands of children around the UK take part in hundreds of different sporting and leisure activities. Parents, guardians and those who organise and run the activities all share the responsibility of ensuring that the children who take part are safe and cared for during the fun. The organisers, employees and volunteers…

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Understanding Self-Harm in Young People

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Self-harm is becoming increasingly common amongst young people in the United Kingdom, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding the issue that show we still have a long way to go towards understanding self-harm, the causes and indicators, and how we can help young people who are self-harming.   What is self-harm? Many people think…

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Single Central Registers: What to Include?

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A single central register should be used by every school to keep track of recruitment. The single central register should hold record of DBS (formerly known as CRB) checks, as well as qualification checks, safeguarding training checks, eligibility to work in the UK, and identity checks. To ensure that your organisation’s single central register is…

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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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The 6 Principles of Safeguarding

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What are the 6 Principles of Safeguarding, and why do they matter in relation to safeguarding training across all age groups and in all settings?   The Care Act  In 2015, the UK government introduced a new legislation titled The Care Act 2014. The purpose of this document was to set forth the expectations and…

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3 Ways to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle to Kids for Obesity Awareness Week

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According to the GOV.UK website, nearly a third of UK children aged between 2 to 15 years are overweight or obese. This is worrying for a number of reasons—obesity can lead to some very serious health issues, including diabetes, heart disease and ill mental health. Safeguarding children from the risk of obesity should be important…

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Dental Safeguarding Levels Explained

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Please note: The information in this article is intended for the use of dental professionals in the United Kingdom only.     Dental Safeguarding Levels Explained There is a lot of misinterpretation surrounding safeguarding training levels in the United Kingdom. One piece of statutory guidance you will be familiar with, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’,…

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The short- and long-term impacts of child sexual abuse

In recent months, there has been a lot of celebrity activity raising awareness of sexual abuse and sexual violence. Online campaigns such as the #MeToo trend have turned into a global phenomenon, and many celebrities and public figures alike have spoken up about sexual abuse, to raise awareness of the issue in the hope of…

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