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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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And the winner is…

Safeguarding training Music Education

At the recent Music Mark Annual Conference we held a competition where delegates could win £250.00 worth of online safeguarding training—namely, our new Safeguarding in Music Education course, which has been written specifically for the Music Education sector and is recommended by Music Mark. And the lucky winner was… *cue pregnant pause (in best telly…

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The Prevent Duty in 2018

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

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    Did you know that this week (8th January–14th January 2018) is National Obesity Awareness Week? 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…

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Is your safeguarding training certificate up-to-date for 2018?

If you can’t remember the last time you took a safeguarding training course, whether it was online or a face-to-face session, it’s highly likely you’re in need of an update. Most safeguarding training certificates expire after 1, 2, or 3 years (depending on factors including the sector you work in, the responsibilities of your job…

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Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: Ineffective Safeguarding of ‘Particular Concern’ in 17% of Independent Schools

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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First ever counter-terror lesson plans introduced for Key Stage 3 and 4

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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Can I take online safeguarding training?

A common question we hear in the office at the Child Protection Company is, “Can I take online safeguarding training?” This topic remains a grey area for many professions, but for others, the answer is clear and simple: Yes, online training is perfectly acceptable as an alternative to face-to-face training sessions. The question is, which…

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Essential training for Childminders

We’re sure you are already familiar with the phrase, ‘Safeguarding is everyone’s duty.’ It is a fact that everyone who comes into contact with children as part of their job role – whether voluntary or paid – has a responsibility to protect those children’s welfare by ensuring they have up-to-date safeguarding training. Childminders are no…

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