Why I think Consent should be discussed in schools. #pshe #safeguarding 

Consent is a tough topic for teachers to cover but so important. There are some amazing resources out there for you depending on the age group. Probably the most popular and useful one is the cup of tea analogy, ie if they are too drunk to drink a cup of tea, don’t give them a […]

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#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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6 Simple questions to ask pupils when dealing with sexting #safeguarding

A 14 yr old pupil discloses that they have been involved in sexting.  As staff we know that this illegal, but what do we really do about it? Here are some simple questions to help you work out what to do next. 1, Is the image of a severe or extreme nature? Obviously you don’t want […]

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Dangerous Apps for Kids #e-safety #pshe

New advice has just been issued for parents, warning them about their children using an app called “musical.ly”.  The week before it was “Kik” and last month it was “Vine”. Next month it will be a different app. I am not sure I can keep up. But then I am old and therefore untrendy, so if I understand it / […]

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Self harming students #safeguarding #WeeklyBlogChallenge17

Teaching and supporting a student who self harms can be tough. ****** joined my school when she was in the sixth form. Intelligent and talented she was a hardworking student. She joined, disclosing issues and accessing support through CAMH although her previous school only highlighted concerns with her attendance record. At the end of the […]

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If you want pupils to be safe then we need good….. no AMAZING #PSHE

The focus on safeguarding is in football at the moment. Previously it has been the entertainment industry and I am sure that it will be somewhere different next month. Possibly cricket, swimming clubs, hockey or gymnastics, which is were I am sitting at the moment watching my daughter attend her weekly gym class.  I am […]

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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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Online Grooming can happen at any school #safeguarding #onlinesafety

When delivering the Child protection training to new employees, I try give staff examples of what has happened at the school and this includes GROOMING. They are often surprised as they seem to think that students won’t get ” dupped” into doing anything stupid or have parents who will monitor everything the child does. Firstly, any child […]

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