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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