Hayley Smith

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Hayley is NSPCC trained as a Designated Safeguarding Lead for One Education and to provide child protection casework supervision.

Hayley graduated from the University of Humberside and Lincolnshire with a 2(i) Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Psychology. During her time at university, she worked voluntarily for Barnardo’s. This work involved befriending and supporting children and families with disabilities. It’s here where she developed a passion for supporting families in need of additional support.

In 2007, Hayley joined the Education Welfare Team in Manchester. During this time she gave assistance to schools through attendance campaigns, attendance audits and statutory action. Hayley also provided support to children, young people and families through early help assessments, running incredible years parenting programmes, multi-agency working and attending core group meetings and case conferences. Hayley successfully achieved an NVQ level 4 at Lancaster University for learning, development and support services for children and young people.  She also obtained level 6 in National Occupational Standards (NOS) for her work within the Education Welfare role.

Hayley’s role naturally transferred to One Education in 2012, and in 2015 Hayley was appointed as a Safeguarding Officer. Her current role involves providing safeguarding training for schools and internal One Education staff. She provides early help and support to children, young people and families, supports schools in completing self-assessments and provides casework supervision support to Designated Safeguarding Leads and pastoral staff.

Hayley believes that putting children and young people first is at the heart of her work and is passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people.

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Hayley Smith has written 5 posts

Attendance

Attendance Statistical Release

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On 23 March 2017, the Department for Education published their statistical first release of pupil absence in schools in England 2015/2016. The report highlights that overall absence, across state-funded primary schools, secondary and special schools, has remained the same at 4.6% and has stayed at this level since 2013/14.

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New CSE Guidance Released

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Over the last year, a significant amount of campaigning, work and research has been undertaken around the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Sadly, professionals working with victims in some cases still interpret the activity of the vulnerable young people involved as ‘lifestyle choices.’

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Sexual Abuse in Football

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The widespread media coverage about the failure of the FA and its clubs to properly safeguard children, continues to gain momentum as more and more footballers speak out about sexual abuse at the hands of trusted adults. The sport is now facing allegations on a larger scale than the Jimmy Saville scandal.

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Prevent Duty

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Ofsted’s revised common inspection framework for education, skills and early years, makes specific reference to the need to have safeguarding arrangements to promote pupils’ welfare and prevent radicalisation and extremism.

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Killer Clowns

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This unsettling craze is something that started in the USA and has spread to Britain and other countries. Whilst some might view this as funny, the act of frightening or threatening others is enough to warrant public order offences.

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