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Domestic violence can affect not only a pupil's sense of security and wellbeing, but also how they learn in school. Assistant Headteacher Debs Ward gives a DSP's perspective on this complex issue, and also recommends ways that schools can pick up the pieces of the trauma and ensure learning continues to take place
What happens when an image meant for private use is shared with the entire school? This case study looks at the impact that a sexting image can have on the victim, and the long-term implications of such an act
This case study shows how a named person managed a disclosure made by a Reception child who had significant speech, language and communication delay. The matter was then referred to Children’s Social Care
Practical Safeguarding and Child Protection: Sexual exploitation and grooming is a training resource which will help you identify the changes in behaviour which could be warning signs of grooming or sexual exploitation.
How do you train supply staff, volunteers, trainee teachers and even parents in how to be vigilant regarding matters of child protection at your school? Assistant headteacher Debs Ward describes a handy leaflet she created to fit this very purpose
In a call for an 'overarching "lessons learned" review' of the child protection system, due to several high-profile inquiries, NSPCC CEO Andrew Flanagan has stressed the need for early identification and intervention in cases of child abuse.
Changes to disclosure and barring are being phased in between now and the new year, and are already causing some confusion! Carolyn Eyre, an independent safeguarding consultant, offers advice about managing the new changes and provides a clear flowchart that helps to identify who needs what level of check