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Cyber Bullying - An Ever Growing Issue

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/cyber-bullying-an-ever-growing-issue/ CYBER BULLYING - AN EVER GROWING ISSUE Anti-bullying runs from 15th-19th November. We are always working hard to protect and educate our children in the ramifications of bullying but Anti-bullying week gives us the chance to emersed our children fully in the several types of bullying and what we can do to suppor

What is Contextualised Safeguarding

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/what-is-contextualised-safeguarding/ WHAT IS CONTEXTUALISED SAFEGUARDING? In this blog, we will look at what contextualised safeguarding is and how we can use it to support and protect our children and young people. Our families are just one part of our life, we have work colleagues, neighbours, the community around us as well as our friends. J

Introducing MyPlace!

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/introducing-myplace/ INTRODUCING MYPLACE! MyPlace is a brand new online place to share resources and calendars along with multiple chat rooms to communicate with members of staff across your organisation WHAT IS MYPLACE? MyPlace is a designated place to share resources and calendars along with multiple chat rooms to enable safeguarding lea

Creating the Right Safeguarding Culture

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/creating-the-right-safeguarding-culture/ CREATING THE RIGHT SAFEGUARDING CULTURE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, the term ‘Creating the Right Safeguarding Culture’ is peppered throughout the guidance. Our Content Manager Georgia Latief sat down with Luke Ramsden, deputy Head at St Benedict’s Independent school, to discuss this in a new epis

Safeguarding During The Christmas Holiday Season

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safeguarding-during-the-christmas-holiday-season/ SAFEGUARDING DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON Children love the magic of Christmas but for some, it is not a happy holiday to look forward to at all. For some children and their families, there is no sparkle in the December festivities because it isn’t filled with happiness, family and friends, jo

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Applying for a Grant: How Sports Clubs can Finance their Safeguarding Software

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >>  https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/applying-for-a-grant-how-sports-clubs-can-finance-their-safeguarding-software/ APPLYING FOR A GRANT: HOW SPORTS CLUBS CAN FINANCE THEIR SAFEGUARDING SOFTWARE It is vital that every sports organisation and club, no matter how small, has an effective way of recording and managing safeguarding concerns. However, we are aware that some smaller clubs ma

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Bullying: Reporting And Managing Allegations of Bullying

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/bullying-reporting-and-managing-allegations-of-bullying/ BULLYING: REPORTING AND MANAGING ALLEGATIONS OF BULLYING Bullying is an issue that can affect children, young people and adults in schools, after-school clubs and in the workplace. This blog discusses bullying, your school's bullying policy, and how to report bullying.    BULLYING DEFINIT

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The Whyte Review: An Investigation Into Allegations of Mistreatment Within British Gymnastics

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >>  https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/whyte-review/ THE WHYTE REVIEW: AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT WITHIN BRITISH GYMNASTICS The Whyte Review is an independent investigation by Anne Whyte QC, commissioned by Sport England and UK Sport following allegations of mistreatment of athletes within the sport of gymnastics. The review was released in June 2022 and this blog

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Safeguarding Students Engaged With Online Gambling

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safeguarding-students-engaged-with-online-gambling/ SAFEGUARDING STUDENTS ENGAGED WITH ONLINE GAMBLING In this blog, we summarise our webinar Safeguarding Students Engaged with Online Gambling with guest speaker Carole Phillips. Carole spent 24 years in education as a DSL and is a criminologist with an interest in youth offending behaviour. In

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Child Q: Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/child-q-local-child-safeguarding-practice-review/ CHILD Q: LOCAL CHILD SAFEGUARDING PRACTICE REVIEW In 2020, Child Q, a Black secondary school-age female child, was strip-searched by female police officers. The search, which involved the exposure of Child Q’s intimate body parts, took place on school premises, without an appropriate adult present an

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What Is Professional Curiosity?

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/what-is-professional-curiosity/ WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL CURIOSITY? The 2022 Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance uses the term ‘professional curiosity’ when it comes to safeguarding. In this blog, we examine what professional curiosity is and why it is important for the safeguarding culture within your organisation. You can read the

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Behaviour in Schools: Department for Education Guidance

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/behaviour-in-schools-department-for-education-guidance/ BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS: DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION GUIDANCE The Department for Education has updated its guidance, Behaviour in Schools. This blog summarises the guidance and examines the changes and updates that have come into effect. You can read the full Behaviour in Schools guidance HERE. 

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Supporting Children, Young People and Adults with Learning Disabilities

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/supporting-children-young-people-and-adults-with-learning-disabilities/ SUPPORTING CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES In 2022, Learning Disability Week is the week of the 20th of June. In this blog, we explore the purpose of the awareness day, different types of learning disabilities and how we can better support those with

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Types of Abuse: Emotional Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation and Radicalisation

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/types-of-abuse-emotional-abuse-child-sexual-exploitation-and-radicalisation/ TYPES OF ABUSE: EMOTIONAL ABUSE, CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND RADICALISATION This blog is part 2 of a series of blogs about abuse. Vikky Chaffe our Head of Community Relations will explore the different types of abuse that children and young adults could become victims of.

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Men's Mental Health: Preventing Future Health Issues in Children

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/men-s-mental-health-preventing-future-health-issues-in-children/ MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH: PREVENTING FUTURE HEALTH ISSUES IN CHILDREN Men’s health week is a global health awareness campaign that focuses on the health issues all men face. In this blog we will discuss statistics around men’s health and how recording and discussing issues when men are youn

Ofsted 2022 Updates and Changes

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/ofsted-2022-updates-and-changes/ OFSTED 2022 UPDATES AND CHANGES There are a number of changes made by Ofsted to their inspection handbooks which will come into effect from 1 September 2022. In this blog, we will outline the main changes and updates. IMPACT OF COVID-19 COVID-19 continues to have an impact on early years settings, schools,

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What is Consent: A Valuable Lesson to Learn

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/what-is-consent-a-valuable-lesson-to-learn/ WHAT IS CONSENT: A VALUABLE LESSON TO LEARN In this blog, we will discuss the definition of consent and why it is important for children of a young age to learn about consent and how it could protect them from harm or prevent them from harming others in the future. From September 2020 the Department f

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Safeguarding in Charities and Trusts: What You Need To Know

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >>  https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safeguarding-in-charities-and-trusts-what-you-need-to-know/ SAFEGUARDING IN CHARITIES AND TRUSTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW In this blog, we explore the safeguarding measures a charity needs to take in order to keep the children, young people and adults who use them safe from harm. The UK Government states:  All charities have a responsibilit

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Helping Children and Young People Manage Stress

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/helping-children-and-young-people-manage-stress/ HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE MANAGE STRESS In this blog, we discuss tools and strategies to empower children and young people to manage their own stress levels. Each year more and more children and young people are experiencing the negative signs of stress, burn out and anxiety. In a survey

Grooming & Whistle Blowing - How to tackle Sexual Abuse in Sport

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/grooming-whistleblowing-how-to-tackle-sexual-abuse-in-sport/ GROOMING & WHISTLEBLOWING – HOW TO TACKLE SEXUAL ABUSE IN SPORT This blog will look into how grooming and whistleblowing have an effect on sexual abuse within sports settings and ways we can help protect children and young people, so they can enjoy the sports that they love. Thous

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Safeguarding in Faith Organisations: Another form of Support

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safeguarding-in-faith-organisations-another-form-of-support/ SAFEGUARDING IN FAITH ORGANISATIONS: ANOTHER FORM OF SUPPORT Faith organisations share a desire to care for people and make their religion and religious buildings open and welcome for everyone to share their beliefs. This blog explores why faith organisations should be implementing safegua

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Upskirting: What you need to know

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/upskirting-what-you-need-to-know/ UPSKIRTING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW In this blog, we discuss the definition of upskirting, the upskirting laws that came into effect in 2019 and how conversations around consent and sexual harassment can prevent Upskirting. On 12th April 2019, Upskirting became a criminal offence in England and Wales, which meant

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Types of Abuse: Forced Marriages, Honour-Based Violence, Child Trafficking, Child Criminal Exploitations and Gangs

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/types-of-abuse-forced-marriages-honour-based-violence-child-trafficking-child-criminal-exploitations-and-gangs/ TYPES OF ABUSE: FORCED MARRIAGES, HONOUR-BASED VIOLENCE, CHILD TRAFFICKING, CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATIONS AND GANGS This blog is part 4 in a series of blogs about abuse. In our previous blogs, Types of abuse 1, Types of abuse 2 and Types of

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Child Sexual Exploitation

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/child-sexual-exploitation/ CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION In this blog we will take a deeper look at Child Sexual Exploitation, it’s signs and symptoms and the effect of it. WHAT IS CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOTATION? Child sexual exploitation is, as it sounds, a form of sexual abuse. It is where a child or vulnerable person is persuaded to perform sexua

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Affluent Neglect - A Hidden Form of Abuse

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/affluent-neglect/ AFFLUENT NEGLECT – A HIDDEN FORM OF ABUSE Affluent neglect refers to the neglect experienced by children in wealthy families. Often this neglect can be more difficult to spot, as the type of neglect experienced by children and young people is often emotional. This Blog will cover affluent neglect, the risks children are expos

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