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Keeping children safe 2020 – managing allegations and agency staff

Our leading HR and safeguarding experts Emma Hughes and Dai Durbridge will provide you with all the information you need in order to meet your statutory obligations in the on-demand recording.

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18 June 2020 Keeping children safe 2020

The new guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education, has just been published. Our education team summarises the guidance and suggests your next steps to effectively implement the changes in your school or Trust.

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Keeping children safe during Covid-19

On 27 March the Department for Education (DfE) released new guidance to schools and academy trusts to help keep children safe, including online, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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2 April 2020 Coronavirus – FAQs for schools and academies

At present schools and academies are being asked to continue operating as close to normal as possible. Despite this, like all organisations, schools and academies are now turning their minds to the fact that if the disease continues to spread there will be a disruption to ‘normal’ curriculum delivery and working arrangements for some time.

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1 April 2020 Keeping children safe during Covid-19 – template policy

In response to new safeguarding guidance published by the Department for Education (DfE) to keep children safe, including online, during the pandemic, we are delighted to be able to share with you our template so that you can add to your existing child protection policy.

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12 March 2020 Academy Transformation Trust share their initial approach to managing the unknown

With every business, organisation and person on high-alert pending almost hourly developments in the worldwide fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), schools and trusts across the country are preparing for the unknown in different ways – with some very innovative and sensible approaches being taken.

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11 March 2020 Prevention and protection against historical abuse claims in schools

Last month the Court of Appeal awarded £1.1m to a former pupil who had been abused by a teacher in his school in the early 1980s. Dai Durbridge and Sarah Erwin-Jones explain why that figure was so high and what you need to do to protect yourself from such claims.

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11 March 2020 Consultation opens on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

There are some significant changes proposed for the next version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, due out this September.

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11 March 2020 Use of restraints in school: EHRC inquiry

On 11 February 2020, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched an inquiry into the monitoring and recording of the use of restraints and restrictive interventions within schools in England and Wales, following concerns about the use of these methods and the lack of information available in relation to them.

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18 February 2020 Should heading the ball be banned in football lessons?

It is an accepted fact that a school owes their pupils a duty to take reasonable care of their safety.

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