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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,

Kelly Ofasi

Kelly Ofasi in Safeguarding

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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Kelly Ofasi in Safeguarding

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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Kelly Ofasi in Safeguarding

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stopping the Safeguarding Summer Guilt - Top Tips from Ceri Stokes

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safeguarding-summer-guilt/ "How is that child going to cope over the holidays? Who is there for them? Who will they talk to? What if their coping mechanisms aren’t working?" HOW TO STOP THE SUMMER SAFEGUARDING GUILT A Tes article written by safeguarding lead Ceri Stokes reveals the worries and pressures facing safeguarding practitioners, even d

KCSIE 2022: Changes and Updates to the Guidance

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/kcsie-2022-changes-and-updates-to-the-guidance/ KCSIE 2022: CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THE GUIDANCE On the 1st of September 2022, the new Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance will come into effect. In this blog, we list all the important relevant updates and changes that are applicable to all staff, safeguarding leads and school governors. T

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Kelly Ofasi in KCSIE

Pride, Awareness, Acceptance: Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/pride-awareness-acceptance-supporting-the-lgbtq-community/ PRIDE, AWARENESS, ACCEPTANCE: SUPPORTING THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY 2022 marks 50 years since the first pride event occurred within the United Kingdom and whilst attitudes have changed since this first pride, there is still a way to go towards a more inclusive community.  WHAT IS LGBTQ+? 

Child Criminal Exploitation

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/child-criminal-exploitation-cce/ CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION - CCE In this blog, we will be looking at child criminal exploitations, including county lines, cuckooing and the home office's definition of what CCE is. We will also examine some signs and symptoms of children that are being used for CCE and the dangers they may face. WHAT IS CHILD

Adverse Childhood Experiences: What are ACEs and How do they affect children, young adults and adults?

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/aces/ ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES: WHAT ARE ACES AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS? In this blog, we describe what Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs are and how they affect children and how they can become generational and be passed down from generation to generation. It is vital to understand that the experiences w

Self Harm - A Coping Stratergy

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/self-harm-a-coping-strategy/ SELF HARM- A COPING STRATEGY The rate of self-harm among young children in the UK has doubled over the last six years, with the pandemic and multiple lockdowns having a massive impact on children and young people. We spoke to Jackie Shanks, Headteacher and Safeguarding Consultant about what self-harm is, who is at risk a

Safer Recruitment with the Sports Sector

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safer-recruitment-with-the-sports-sector/ SAFER RECRUITMENT WITH THE SPORTS SECTOR In 2020* we ran a webinar discussing the issue of Safer Recruitment currently facing sports clubs of all levels. Our expert panel looked at some of the key issues that clubs and coaches must consider when protecting their players, athletes or participants. This blog s

The Role of the Senior Mental Health Lead: What you need to know

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/senior-mental-health-lead/ THE ROLE OF THE SENIOR MENTAL HEALTH LEAD: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Department for Education has recommended that all schools and colleges in England appoint a senior mental health lead by 2025 and are showing their commitment to this initiative by offering grant funding for schools and colleges to train a senior mental h

Safer Recruitment and the SCR

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safer-recruitment-scr/ SAFER RECRUITMENT AND THE SCR WHAT IS SAFER RECRUITMENT? Safer recruitment is the set of practices that organisations such as schools follow to ensure that the staff they hire are suitable to work with children and young people. This is a fundamental aspect of a school’s statutory obligation to keep their students safe fr

Strategies for Effective Proactive Safeguarding

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/strategies-for-effective-proactive-safeguarding/ STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE PROACTIVE SAFEGUARDING We all know that having a more proactive approach when it comes to safeguarding is the best possible way to safeguard your children and young adults. However, when you are having to constantly firefight, it can feel almost impossible to be proactive. In

Tackling Sexual Abuse and Harassment in Schools - Creating a Safer Culture

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/sexual-abuse-and-harassment-in-schools/ TACKLING SEXUAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT IN SCHOOLS - CREATING A SAFER CULTURE April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the issue of Peer-on-Peer Abuse in schools and colleges is more prevalent than ever. A wave of disclosures and testimonies on the anonymous website Everyone’s Invited has revealed a cultu

How Safeguarding Training can Help you in your Role

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/safeguarding-training-for-your-role/ HOW SAFEGUARDING TRAINING CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR ROLE Safeguarding and protecting children and young people from harm is the responsibility of every member of staff within an organisation. This blog will cover the benefits of safeguarding training and how that training will help you protect the children and young p

Applying Contextual Safeguarding to Peer-on-Peer Abuse

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/applying-contextual-safeguarding-to-peer-on-peer-abuse/ APPLYING CONTEXTUAL SAFEGUARDING TO PEER-ON-PEER ABUSE PEER-ON-PEER ABUSE IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES The issues highlighted by Everyone’s Invited clearly demonstrate the issue and extent of peer-on-peer abuse in schools and colleges. More needs to be done to address and prevent the problem of

Importance of Early Intervention

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/early-intervention/ IMPORTANCE OF EARLY INTERVENTION IN SAFEGUARDING WHAT IS EARLY INTERVENTION? Early Intervention is vital in the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. In a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demand, early intervention promotes welfare, safety, development and societal stability at a huge cost sav
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