Child Protection Information and Guidance

Child Protection Information and Guidance

Revised Child Protection Advice and Guidance

The Department of Education has published new and revised pieces of child protection advice and guidance following commitments made in the Government’s Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation report which was published earlier this month.

NEW - Information Sharing Advice for Practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers - March 2015

NEW -What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - Advice for Practitioners - March 2015

REVISED - Keeping Children Safe in Education - Statutory Guidance for schools and colleges - July  2015 including Further information and reporting requirements regarding known cases of femal genital mutilation. Further information on Children Missing Education and preventing radicalisation

REVISED - Working Together to Safeguard Children - March 2015

Working Together to Safeguard Children - Government consultation response - March 2015

OFSTED Inspection Frame work

 OFSTED Inspecting Safeguarding in Maintained Schools and Academies – briefing for Section 5 Inspections      

Safer Working Practice

New - Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings

Published October 2015

This document seeks to ensure that the responsibilities of educational settings leaders towards children and staff are discharged by raising awareness of illegal, unsafe, unprofessional and unwise behaviour. It should assist staff to monitor their own standards and practice and reduce the risk of allegations being made against them. It is also recognised that not all people who work with children work as paid or contracted employees. The principles and guidance outlined in this document still apply and should be followed by any person whose work brings them into contact with children.

The guidance will also support employers in giving a clear message that unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated and that, where appropriate, legal or disciplinary action is likely to follow. Once adopted, as part of an establishment’s staff behaviour policy, the school or settings may refer to the document in any disciplinary proceedings.

This document can be viewed hereChild Sexual Exploitation                   

There are some fantastic new materials that you can access on the BSCB website. The International Centre for researching  child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire has produced 12 short films and linked briefing notes regarding different aspects of child sexual exploitation.

 

These materials can be accessed here: http://www.bradford-scb.org.uk/cse_resources.htm

 

BSCB is grateful to the International Centre for permitting us to link to these films and briefing papers. The International Centre is sharing the findings of a range of its studies as well as drawing on other academic and policy literature about CSE.

 

These materials can be used to support training courses, for team briefings and for workers’ personal professional development.

Safeguarding Audit for Schools

This audit has been designed to assist schools in ensuring that they have evidence to show that their procedures and good and to identify any actions needed to make improvements and can be downloaded here

 


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