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School Health: Safeguarding

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  • Website Helping school nurses to tackle child sexual exploitation

    This pathway is designed to clarify the role of the school nursing service regarding child sexual exploitation. A new version of the pathway is available (2 October 2015).

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 02/10/2015

  • Website Young people and e-safety: the results of the 2015 London Grid for Learning e-safety survey

    This report looks at the online activities of London’s young people, based on a survey of 14,309 young people. The research also identified a number of areas where schools can support young people – and their families – in increasing their online safety.

    Publisher: National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
    Published Date: 27/05/2015

  • Website Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (2015)

    This statutory guidance sets out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18. This version replaces the 2014 guidance.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 26/03/2015

  • Website Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: core info leaflet

    This leaflet summarises what is known about children between the ages of 5 – 14 who have been emotionally abused or neglected. It considers the children’s behaviour, school performance, and their interaction with others.

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 31/10/2014

  • Website Child protection in schools

    This introductory safeguarding course will help anyone who works with children in schools or colleges understand their role and responsibilities in protecting children and young people in schools or colleges from abuse or harm.

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 30/09/2014

  • Website Safeguarding in education self-assessment tool

    This self-assessment tool can be used by the designated safeguarding lead in schools in England to assess how well they are meeting statutory and recommended safeguarding practices. It includes useful resources, links to relevant guidance and training and advice on what action to take.

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 26/09/2014

  • Website Female genital mutilation (FGM) suppport materials

    Resources including awareness-raising materials, lesson plans, assessments and guidelines for professionals working in the police, health, education and training sectors.

    Publisher: Home Office
    Published Date: 22/07/2014

  • Website Prevention platform

    This prevention platform provides information, tools and resources to support education practitioners across the UK to develop and deliver a comprehensive programme to stop violence against women and girls (VAWG).

    Publisher: Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)
    Published Date: 09/07/2014

  • Website Magda and Mo

    Magda and Mo have been created by AVG with the help of the international Internet safety charity, Childnet, to help parents and children learn together about how to safely enjoy life online.

    Publisher: Childnet
    Published Date: 26/06/2014

  • Website Child Protection in Sport Unit: self-assessment tool

    This online self-assessment tool helps you find out if your organisation is doing everything it could be to keep children and young people safe in sport. The tool takes you through the Standards for safeguarding children in sport developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit. There are simple questions for each of the nine standards elements which will help you assess what your organisation still needs to do.

    Publisher: Child Protection in Sport Unit
    Published Date: 26/06/2014

  • Website The Bristol Ideal

    Bristol Ideal is a list of standards for schools that will make a real impact on promoting healthy relationships and tackling domestic and sexual violence. This covers domestic abuse, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, so-called honour violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation, sexual violence and sexual harassment. These standards are evidence based and help support schools to meet OFSTED and other local targets. Additionally, the project will have further reaching results than just domestic and sexual violence, but mental health and wellbeing, school engagement, sexual health and more. Crucially, the standards are simple to achieve and the multi-agency team behind The Bristol Ideal will provide free support, resources and training to ensure schools are supported.

    Publisher: The Bristol Ideal
    Published Date: 28/04/2014

  • Website Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges

    This guidance sets out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18. (This guidance replaces ‘Safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education’ (December 2006).)

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 03/04/2014

  • Website 'Teachers want to teach and not be social workers': Key messages about neglect and early intervention for schools

    The Local Authorities Research Consortium’s (LARC) latest round of research into early intervention and children experiencing neglect highlights some important messages for practitioners working with families. Specifically, this summary presents our key messages for those working in and with the education sector.

    Publisher: National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
    Published Date: 30/01/2014

  • Website Dealing with child sexual exploitation (CSE): a practical guide for professionals

    Advice for professionals on spotting and dealing with child sexual exploitation.

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 15/01/2014

  • Website Boys and girls speak out: a qualitative study of children's gender and sexual cultures (age 10-12)

    This report by Cardiff University, with support and funding from the NSPCC, looks at how younger children perceive gender, sexual identity and relationships.

    Publisher: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    Published Date: 18/12/2013


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