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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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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

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment)(WALES) ACT 2020

This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/abolition-of-defence-of-reasonable-punishment/ CHILDREN (ABOLITION OF DEFENCE OF REASONABLE PUNISHMENT) (WALES) ACT 2020 From March 2022, the law in Wales has changed. The Children (abolition of defence of reasonable punishment) (Wales) Act 2020 now helps protect children’s rights by prohibiting the physical punishment of children. This means p

7 Ways Digital Insights can help Improve Pastoral Care in Schools

7 Ways Digital Insights can help Improve Pastoral Care in Schools Deputy Heads, Safeguarding Leads and School Counsellors share some of their top tips for improving safeguarding and pastoral care in their schools. Using insights provided by their safeguarding records, these schools are taking pro-active actions to constantly improve the pastoral care for their pupils.   1. Record everything – the ‘small’ details will join up the pieces of the puzzle Seemingly small details ma

How to Show a Child you're a Compassionate Listener

HOW TO SHOW A CHILD YOU ARE A COMPASSIONATE LISTENER In this blog, Nigel Lowson will offer safeguarding professionals some of the most proven ways to engage in difficult conversations around sensitive or challenging topics with children and young people as well as a report that the NSPCC released based on research that focused on how children felt when they were giving a disclosure. In July 2019 the NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children) in the UK reported on so
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