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23 Jun 2016

Children’s Commissioner for England – survey on schools and the prevention of child sexual abuse 

The Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield OBE, has sent 25,000 schools a survey by email.

This survey is part of a project that the Commissioner is conducting with the aim of reducing child neglect and sexual abuse. The Commissioner wishes to report on the number of referrals to children’s services compared with the number of those which are subsequently progressed. The report aims to highlight where local authorities are failing to respond or are taking a very long time to respond. The aim of the proposed report informed by this survey is to make recommendations to Government.

The email request is unusual for schools in our sector and therefore some schools have expressed concern at the request for information. The Commission has reassured us that the survey is completely anonymised and that schools cannot be identified individually through the survey. Several questions are optional and we are aware that one question asks respondents to identify school type.

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Safeguarding checklist

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4 May 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update May 2017

NSPCC online safety

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Identification Checking Guidelines

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