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The safety of pupils is of paramount importance to schools.

ISC works with colleagues and government officials to ensure requirements, guidance and statutory guidance are stripped back to common sense and effective levels so that they are clear in principle and pragmatic and flexible in practice.

DBS checks: guidance for employers

The Disclosure and Barring Service has updated its guidance for employers on requesting DBS checks. The update relates to information regarding the security features of a DBS certificate.

10 May 2018

Children living with alcohol-dependent parents

The Department for Health and Social Care has announced new plans that will give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice.

10 May 2018

Mental health

The Education and Health and Social Care Committees have published a joint report on the Government's Green Paper on Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health.

10 May 2018

#knifefree campaign

The Home Office has published social media graphics and posters for partners to share and use in supporting the #knifefree campaign to reduce knife crime among young people.

11 April 2018

Home Office Disrespect NoBody campaign

The Home Office has published material on its 'Direspect NoBody' campaign, which will run until the beginning of May 2018. The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships. For 2018, the focus of the campaign will be consent, sexting and personal boundaries. All campaign advertising including radio, video-on-demand and social media, directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk, where they can get further information and the details of organisations which can provide help and support.

11 April 2018

UKCCIS framework for internet safety and WePROTECT Global Alliance report

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety has launched 'Education for a Connected World', a new framework describing the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives.

The WePROTECT Global Alliance against child sexual exploitation highlighted the growing dangers posed to children by the growth of smart phone technology and an expanding online community of tech offenders in a report.

8 March 2018

Managing health and safety in swimming pools

The Health and Safety Executive has updated guidance for all those involved in the operation and management of swimming pools.

8 March 2018

Searching, screening and confiscation in schools

The DfE has updated its guidance on searching, screening and confiscation.

8 March 2018