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This blog post was originally published on The Safeguarding Company website >> https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/blog/bullying-reporting-and-managing-allegations-of-bullying/


 
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Hi all,

For those I've not met yet I'm Rosie, the new content manager here at the Safeguarding Company. I wanted to share an exciting new free webinar we have coming up, on Wednesday December the 7th. I'll be joined  by our founder Martin Baker to discuss all things Ofsted, Safeguarding and inspection. Follow the link below to secure your place, and I'll look forward to seeing you there! 🙂
https://www.thesafeguardingcompany.com/resources/webinars/safeguarding-and-ofsted-inspections/
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We are so excited to let you know that we love this community so much and the support that you are giving to each other that we want to reward your engagement! 

Every time you react, comment or post you will be awarded points, the more points you earn the better the badges you are rewarded with. Once you get to either: Contributor, Collaborator, Experienced or Grand Master you will receive everything from a course of your choice from our very own Mentor to a copy of Lessons Will Be Learned, a book written by our own founders Martin and Mike 🙂 
 

Get posting!

 

 
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It is wonderful to see that John Lewis are supporting our children and our safeguarding! 

 
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Morning, 

Just wondering if there is guidance regarding how often DBS checks are required to be completed? 

My understanding was that there was no requirement to update unless there was a significant change in role within the school or position - however our Safeguarding Governor came in for a visit and stated that she thought this should be completed every three years? 

Are there any set 'rules' or 'expectations' for this - or is there just guidance? 

Thanks for any help and advice! 

Carl 
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Time to test your knowledge! 📝

All school staff in England need to be up to date on the KCSIE 2022: Part 1 information!

So we've created a quiz for you to test yourselves or send to your staff and volunteers! 🙂 

It only takes a couple of minutes, so give it a try >>  https://safeg.co/3SEPgpm
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Less than a week now until our 'Safeguarding our Saferguarders' webinar with Education Support!

If you haven't registered yet, then there is still time! 

Follow this like - https://safeg.co/3CNmOeT - to register your place now! 
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I'm looking for some advice with low level concerns. I am trying to create a document for staff, does anybody have any tips or advice?
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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
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Our partners ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ are the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity and on Friday, October 21st, it’s their annual - Wear Red Day, where people wear red and raise money to fund anti racism education across the UK.

We’ve decided to support our new partners by doing just that.

So, on Friday 21st please get involved and send me a photo of you wearing red. We want to make a collage out of the images we get of you all in red and share that on social media to show our support, spread awareness and encourage others to get involved too.

However, we know that not many people go into the office on Friday’s, so for those of you planning on being in the office on Thursday, we encourage you to wear red and take your pictures then, as we would love some group photo’s as well as some gorgeous selfies 😊

If you also wish to show your support by making a donation, you can text these numbers to do so.

 
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Hello,

One of the senior school teachers in my team is looking to hold a staff workshop around the theme  of 'showing a professional interest' in pupils. This is something that has come up strongly in KCSiE this year. One thing we find is that secondary teachers often think they don't have much time for relationship development when they only see a pupil for one subject a couple of times a week. I was wondering if anyone has any useful resources (articles, role plays, film clips etc) about exploring this idea? There is already an article that i have found on the Safeguarding Company website. Is there anything else relevant? Thanks in advance for any input. Best wishes, Helen
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Hi I am a DSL (lead) in an Independent prep school and my timetable has increased by 70% this year! I now teach over 70% of a timetable each week, on top of this I attend 2 SLT meetings a week. I am really struggling with the work load- I was just wondering what other DSL's timetables are like ? Thanks 
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Monday 17th October 2022 at 3:45pm 

We have a free webinar where we will explore the topic of racism with specialist speaker Dean Pymble from Show Racism the Red Card.

We are putting on this webinar to help us understand the real problems being faced, and the ways we can work to better support children of colour.

Come and join us for this insightful discussion.  Register now >> https://safeg.co/3CLBg8r
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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

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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.

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Hi everyone, I am new to this site and have joined because safeguarding is very important. I am Chairman of Erdington Cricket Club, this is a project of the Rotary Club of Erdington. We have created this project to give young people the opportunity to play Cricket. Erdington is an area with more than it’s fair share of social problems and we aim to address some of these issues through sport. All of our leaders are DBS checked and we have a safeguard policy in place. We are ECB affiliated and have signed up to all of their policies. I would be delighted to speak with others who have been involved in such projects. 
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A first try at prompting discussion with this forum - I would love to know what other dsl's are doing to over the safeguarding requirement to have someone who can be contacted about safeguarding concerns during the summer break.  I have basically just taken on this responsibility myself, although I have now got the head to recognise this formally in my job role which definitely helps!
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I forgot about this myself, but a reminder to all DSL's that Working together to improve school attendance govt guidelines comes into force Sept '22 alongside KCSIE 2022.  Link below:

Working together to improve school attendance (publishing.service.gov.uk)

There is nothing totally revolutionary but quite a lot of clarification about how schools need to work with students and families with poor attendance so it is likely school attendance policies will need amending.
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In this episode of The Safeguarding Podcast, we speak to Jenny Tomei, an Eating Disorder Coach, Nutritional Therapist and Personal Trainer, as well as the founder of JenUp. We discuss topics such as identifying eating disorders and the line between healthy and unhealthy relationships with exercise. 

Jenny uses practical interventions, and nutritional rehabilitation guidance to help support those who suffer from eating disorders or disordered eating. She also works closely with teachers and parents to educate them in spotting the early signs of eating disorders and give them resources to support children, young people and other adults who are suffering.

Visit JenUp.co.uk for more information on the support and resource JenUp offers.  
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At the school where I am a Governor, the DSL has sent this to all parents/guardians. I haven't heard of this one, so it is just to keep you all up to date.

 

A number of students have brought to our attention a website/app that could potentially be misused by young people, which we thought would be useful to share with you. Omegle is a social networking site that randomly connects you to another person who is on the site. It lets you talk to them in a one-to-one audio or video conversation. You can both appear as anonymous, unless you decide to share your personal information. It is the anonymity that causes us concern and the potential to view possibly sexual content and connect with people all over the world in a potentially risky manner. We feel that this website/app could potentially lead to students being groomed online.

 

This is the logo: 
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We will be releasing our KCSIE 2022 resources this month! Keep your eyes peeled for:

 

Updated DSL Handbook


Governors Handbook


Staff posters


Low Level allegations against staff leaflet


NEW governor leaflets and posters on Online Safety
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What are you doing managing your low level allegations against staff? I am battling with a culture of 'we don't have any allegations against staff'.
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Low-Level Allegations against staff

 

Feel free to use in your staffroom 🙂
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Some of you may have read elsewhere about how The Safeguarding Company are working in partnership with 360 Skills For Life to develop safeguarding teaching resources for the classroom using virtual reality, helping children identify what is appropriate/not appropriate, make good decisions, and get help when needed. We see this as safeguarding's 'missing link', making better use of the curriculum itself to equip young people with the skills they need, to complement safeguarding process.

The NHS funded pilot of this scheme is now live, and we are keen to speak to schools across the UK who might be interested. Full details are at www.360skillsforlife.org.

I am happy to answer questions or take feedback on here too, and to find out how DSLs and all teachers feel about addressing safeguarding themes in the classroom.
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https://www.londonsafeguardingchildrenprocedures.co.uk/alleg_staff.html

Pan London Procedures  , link above , states that .  

The evaluation of low level concerns should always be undertaken in consultation with the LADO. The consultation process allows for concerns to be evaluated objectively and to ascertain whether or not similar concerns may have been raised by a previous employer but not met the threshold for investigation. Whilst the LADO will only record the details of those allegations which appear to meet the threshold for consideration set out above, the employer should record the details of any low level concern that arises in respect of a member of their staff. The LADO should keep a record of the number of consultations that are determined to be low level by employer and include that information in their annual report to the LSCP.

 Would be interested to hear whether across the country people are consulting with LADO first.  It seems to make sense. Thoughts ? 

As a Sports National Governing Body with a HQ based in a London Borough we tend to reflect Pan London thresholds in considering our referrals/ consulations with LADOs , whatever part of the country. We're currently considering how we upscale the low level concerns policy to reflect safeguarding governance on a national basis which is effective and  managable taking into consideration the volunteer safeguardingin workforce in our clubs .  

 

 
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