Call Us Now on 01327 552030

6 Steps to Successful Safeguarding in Schools

safeguarding schools

It goes without saying that safeguarding is an important and essential topic in any school environment, and every member of staff should be equally invested in promoting the safety and welfare of the students. Here are our 6 steps to successful safeguarding in schools: (1) Create a comprehensive safeguarding policy Every school setting should have…

Read More

Facebook launches ‘Youth Portal’ promoting e-safety for young users

facebook youth portal

Facebook released a ‘Youth Portal’ on 14th May 2018, to provide a “central place for teens” to advise younger users how to stay safe on Facebook, how to control their user experience, and what to do if they need a break from social media. As well as this, the Portal includes quotes from teenaged Facebook…

Read More

Photography Policies at Sports Events

photography policy sports

Every child has a right to be safe when taking part in sports activities, so if you coach a team or lead a sports group, you should maintain an awareness of how to keep the children you work with as safe as possible. For many individuals who work in the Sports sector, a safeguarding concern…

Read More

Understanding Self-Harm in Young People

self harm children young people

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…

Read More

Ofsted releases changes to its Early Years Compliance Handbook

ofsted early years safeguarding training

May 2018 Ofsted has released a list of changes to its Early Years Compliance Handbook, the publication which details their approach to enforcement work in the event that an Early Years provider is not meeting their statutory requirements. “This handbook sets out Ofsted’s policy and approach to its compliance and enforcement work for providers who…

Read More

The Rise of Teenage Money Mules

Teenagers are being targeted by criminals in money laundering schemes wherein they are encouraged to give up their bank details in exchange for a percentage of illegal cash.   What is a money mule? Money mules are individuals who give up their bank account details—either intentionally or unknowingly—to allow criminals to deposit large sums of…

Read More

Safeguarding Tips for Supply Teachers

supply teacher safeguarding

Supply teachers face unique difficulties with regards to safeguarding and being falsely accused. Working in a supply role often means that teachers don’t have much opportunity to establish a professional relationship with the children in their classroom, and as a result of this, everything from their sense of humour to the topics they discuss can…

Read More

Safeguarding Children from Fake News

fake news in schools

There can be no doubt that the amount of fake news, the language of propaganda, the selective use of statistics and what can only be called actual lies, are a problem for education professionals. Every part of the education chain is facing the same core issue: ensuring that learners are equipped to critically evaluate the…

Read More

Keeping Children Safe in Music Education

safeguarding in music education

Consider this scenario: Mary is a private music tutor. She has been visiting 15-year-old Claire at home for piano lessons once a week for the last 6 months. Claire is a polite girl but she is still very quiet and reserved around Mary, even though they have spent a lot of time together now. Claire’s…

Read More