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Signs of Safety

By Hayley Smith on

An evaluation of ‘Signs of Safety’ within 10 pilot areas was completed by Baginsky et al (July 2017) and has been overwhelmingly positive according to the Department for Education. Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board reports that 43 UK Local Authorities are implementing the Signs of Safety approach to help safeguard children, but what is it?

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FGM Season Approaches

By Hayley Smith on

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) happens most often during the summer holidays, sometimes referred to as the ‘cutting season.’ It is a horrific form of abuse where the victim’s genitalia can be fully or partially removed. This practice often occurs during the holidays, allowing more time for the victim to heal before returning to school.

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New CSE Guidance Released

By Hayley Smith on

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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Radicalisation and Extremeism

By Carrie-Ann Varey on

It is now more important than ever that schools and academies are ensuring that their whole staff base is confident in fulfilling their statutory obligations, as set out in the Prevent Duty.

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Sexual Abuse in Football

By Hayley Smith on

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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E-Safety in School

By Carrie-Ann Varey on

In line with recent amendments to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016,’ all school staff must have adequate training around E-safety. A thorough understanding of this ever-evolving field is more important than ever with recent studies...

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