Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Added: 10/06/2021 Category: Education, Health

Ofsted was asked by the government to carry out a rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. This report summarises our findings and recommendations.

Policing in the Classroom Evaluation Report

Added: 12/02/2021 Category: Education

Research project in partnership with National Police Chief’s Council and the PSHE association highlighting the significant benefits of enabling training officers to deliver lessons in schools on key issues.

Keeping children safe in education (2020): Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Added: 28/01/2021 Category: Education, Safeguarding

Update – January 2021 (Post EU Exit). This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (the department) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people

Added: 23/12/2020 Category: Education, Online, Safeguarding

This advice is for designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, headteachers and senior leadership teams in schools and educational establishments in England. Other members of staff should see a one-page summary on how to manage incidents available on the UK Council for Internet Safety’s (UKCIS’) website. This document may also act as good practice advice for out-of-school settings providing education for children and young people in England (e.g. extracurricular clubs, youth organisations and providers).

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: how to respond to an incident

Added: 20/12/2020 Category: Education, Online, Professionalism

An overview for all staff working in education settings in England. This document provides a brief overview for frontline staff of how to respond to incidents where nudes and semi-nudes have been shared. All such incidents should be immediately reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or equivalent and managed in line with your setting’s child protection policies.

Young Carers in School: Guidance for Schools (Covid-19)

Added: 23/09/2020 Category: Education, Family, Health, Coronavirus

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it is critical that all professionals working with children and young people are aware of the needs and risks of young carers. The Young Carers in Schools Programme has consulted young carers, schools and carers services and created a succinct PDF guide and an all-staff briefing PowerPoint presentation for all schools to use, to inform their response to the needs of young carers at this time.

When to call the police: Guidance for schools & colleges (NPCC)

Added: 07/08/2020 Category: Drugs, Education, Online, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This advice is for school and college staff with responsibility for behaviour management, including designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, head teachers and senior leadership teams in schools and colleges in England. This advice covers incidents on school and college premises where students have potentially committed a crime. It provides guidance on what schools and colleges should bear in mind when considering contacting the police.

Vulnerable Young People: COVID-19 Response (April 2020)

Added: 28/04/2020 Category: Education, Law, Coronavirus

This report highlights the scale and prevalence of young people’s needs that are amplified by the pandemic. It draws on the latest data and vulnerability framework by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, with valuable insights from partners and young people from across the youth sector.

Study of Early Education and Development (SEED)

Added: 24/02/2020 Category: Education, Health

Several decades of research indicated that early childhood education and care (ECEC) can have a positive effect on children’s educational, cognitive, behavioural and social outcomes, in both the short and long term, particularly if it is of good quality.

Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Added: 01/10/2019 Category: Education, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (the department) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.