#Safeguarding leavers – when should you pass on info to #FE institutes

DSL are used to transferring information when a child moves school but what happens when they go to university?  Is it the same? Looking through the  KCSiE 2016, the Data Protection Act 1998 and Information sharing Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers March 2015 its not as clear cut. […]

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#SLTchat Safeguarding summary written by folk from Twitter. 

Recently I hosted #SLTchat and focused on Safeguarding. It was all a bit of a blur and so many people tweeted or contributed ideas which I didn’t want to forget. So I have collated some of your great comments.  The first Question was How can DSLs make safeguarding training relevant / interesting, now that regular […]

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Safer working practice #safeguarding

We have an American exchange going on at our school at the moment and I am always interested in speaking to the teachers about how education is organised over the pond. However I couldn’t ignore the election so I asked them what they thought about everything and how it was going to pan out.  Suddenly […]

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Why do we need a central recording system? #safeguarding

Here is one example ( albeit a poor example I have picked on purpose) of why I feel a central recording system is vital. Day One – middle of the night, police contact sch to ask for details about a pupil they have concerns about. They give school reference number but no details. In afternoon DSL […]

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Ever had a night were you can’ t sleep #safeguarding

I am sure you have. That night when you lie in bed thinking about the conversation you had with that pupil.  The one were their behaviour has changed, they are removing themselves from their old friendship groups.  They are being short and grumpy with staff. You ask if everything is ok? they look at you […]

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Teachers and their professional boundaries #safeguarding

I once saw a quote on Twitter saying that “teachers should be pupils friends” I couldn’t disagree more. There is a huge difference between being a friend and being friendly. We wouldn’t phone pupils up and tell them how bad a day we had. Boundaries can get blurred and if you have a moment of […]

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Safe Survey #safeguarding

Thank you to everyone who helped suggest some questions for my safe survey. Today I introduced it to the school. Here is my assembly and the questions, hope other schools will find it useful. I am using Monkey Survey to collect the results. Good morning please sit down. I would like you to think about […]

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