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Our team understands the increasingly complex nature of health and safety advice, regulations, investigations and prosecutions, and aims to work closely with you, as an education provider, to provide you with reliable advice and support.

Our proactive risk management advice includes issues surrounding the new corporate manslaughter legislation and other specific health & safety risks. As well as non-fatal investigations we also advise on fatal accident and Health & Safety Executive investigations including corporate manslaughter investigations incorporating advice upon investigative process, interview under caution, inquests and prosecution. We advise on fatal accident cases including deaths upon school premises and local authority premises as well as issues arising from a wide range of risks including workplace transport, maintenance of equipment and property, and Legionella.

We are experts in defending regulatory prosecutions, advising on complex regulations and managing police investigations which includes advising on police powers generally. We also represent clients during investigation, attendance at inquests and in connection with any subsequent prosecution.

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be connected newsletter for education - June 2020

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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Parental complaints that involve mental health issues

Given the symptoms of mental health problems it is not surprising that they can sometimes seem to evidence themselves in the complaints process. Does this change your approach and how do you deal with parents who appear to exhibit signs of poor Mental Health?

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The introduction of relationships and sex education in schools - September 2020

The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (England) Regulations came into force in 2019. The regulations make the teaching of these subjects compulsory in schools (specific elements being phase dependant) from September 2020.

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The mental health of higher education staff – duty of care in uncertain times

As we embrace mental health awareness week from 18 May 2020, it is timely to reflect on some of the steps that HEIs can take to discharge their duty of care in uncertain times.

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