Safeguarding - update June 2017
Farrer & Co along with Bell Pottinger have published a very helpful Safeguarding Crisis checklist. This checklist outlines the actions schools should consider in response to any allegations.
Dealing with low level concerns
Farrer & Co has published a helpful article about allegations which don’t quite meet the threshold and how schools can deal with these.
The NSPCC, in partnership with O2, has launched a new aspect of their Share Aware campaign, supporting parents to help keep their children safe online. Share Aware gives straightforward, step by step advice to help teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when their parents aren’t there. The campaign aims to drive frequent and informed conversations between parents and their children around online safety.
NSPCC has also recently updated their Net Aware guide, the site and app, providing parents and professionals with an overview of safety and age appropriateness of all the sites and apps that young people use.
Hill Dickinson has drafted an article about how safe schools’ monitoring of children’s online activity is.
An instance of failed safeguarding
Farrer & Co has published an article about the safeguarding failures concerning Shanay Walker who died at the age of seven.
Safeguarding - update July 2017
Information on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), the children and social work act 2017 and automated external defibrillators guidance.Read More
Safeguarding - update May 2017
NSPCC online safetyRead More
Safeguarding - update April 2017
Consultation on allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectorsRead More
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
The Inquiry continues and all schools need to ensure that you are prepared by conducting an internal review of all documentation to ensure that there is access to any information which may be relevant for the inquiry.Read More
Counter-extremism policy in English schools
Briefing paper from the House of CommonsDownload
Keeping children safe in education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfEDownload
Identification Checking Guidelines
Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.Download