Keeping Children Safe in Education. Everyone who works with children in schools needs to understand the new safeguarding guidance. We make it easy for you to do so!

Categories    #Children’s Centres #Early Years #Further Education #Preventative Services #Primary #Safeguarding #Secondary #Support Services #Youth Services

By David Paice

David is an education specialist, who has embraced digital transformation as a way of amplifying great teaching and learning practice and securing brighter futures for children and young people. He is a proud teacher by profession, and has been a Director of Education in Local Authorities as well as being a CEO of a multinational software company. David loves working on new, innovative and often disruptive projects that challenge the status quo and create a perpetual learner connection that unleashes awesome experiences for children and young people. He helps organisations see what learners and teachers need and deliver it, all at lower cost, with faster development times, and with greater impact on learner outcomes than anything that came before. You're in good hands!

40 minutes

What will I learn?

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

In order to improve children’s life chances, we must meet their needs as early as possible, preventing the need for high end services later on and resulting in better outcomes for children and their families.

The demand for statutory children’s services is high. There are growing pressures for councils in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities. At a time of reduced budget cuts and a projected funding gap of £2bn in children’s services by 2020 the importance of schools being able to work even more effectively with children and families earlier before problems reach crisis point is extremely important.

The statutory guidance for schools and colleges, Keeping Children Safe in Education, offers us all an opportunity to renew and reimagine our commitment to a preventative approach to improving children’s outcomes as the golden thread running through our policies and procedures and our work with partners and wider stakeholders.

Safeguarding really is everyone’s business.

I hope by engaging with this learning trunk you will feel better able to play your part and understand the roles of others in your school and the wider system to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

This Learning Trunk covers...

  • FREE!
    An Introduction So, what's it all about?
  • A child centred approach We all have a role to play to keep children and young people safe
  • Staff roles How to raise concerns and the role of the DSL
  • What staff need to know Which documents and procedures do you need to be familiar with?
  • What to look out for What do the indicators of abuse and neglect look like?
  • Concerned about a child? What school and college staff should do if they have concerns about a child
  • Female Genital Mutilation What is the mandatory reporting duty for teachers?
  • Record keeping Understand the importance of keeping written records
  • Why's this important? It is key that children receive the right help at the right time
  • Concerned about staff? What school and college staff should do if they have concerns about another staff member who may pose a risk of harm to children
  • Concerned about practices? What school or college staff should do if they have concerns about safeguarding practices within the school or college
  • Indicators of abuse & neglect Safeguarding issues and that they are rarely standalone events...
  • Specific safeguarding issues What is peer on peer abuse and contextual safeguarding?
  • Get Ahead Building a stronger understanding of the challenges faced by schools

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