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What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences, 2017
5.7.17 – for Head Teachers, DSL/D’s and the Safeguarding Governor
Research into the ‘Prevent Duty’ in schools and colleges, focusing on interpretation, implementation, impacts and opposition.
https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/files/11090509/Busher_Choudhury_Thomas_Harris_What_the_Prevent_duty_means_for_schools_and_colleges.pdf
Please read and update your staff with a summary of the findings


Gypsy, Roma and Traveller resources
4.7.17 – for DSL/D’s and CSE Leads
Children’s Society resources in English, Slovak & Romanian, to work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities keep young people safe from child sexual exploitation (CSE).
Further information: Stay safe; don’t send: a practitioner’s guide
CSE Lead to use resources within setting as appropriate


It's Not OK!
28.6.17 for DSL/D's, CSE Leads & E-Safety Coordinators
A multi-agency year-long campaign from SSCB & NSPCC for Sheffield parents, children, young people, professionals & the public about sexual abuse & exploitation, understand the importance of talking about it & how to get help.
www.itsnotok-sheffield.org.uk
School programme from: Helen Westerman, NSPCC Campaigns Manager, tel. 0787 016 4937 or email: hwesterman@nspcc.org.uk


Searching, screening & confiscation: advice for schools, DfE 2014/16
28.6.17 - for all staff in safeguarding teams
Guidance about material held on mobile phones and other devices brought into education settings.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/searching-screening-and-confiscation
Read as soon as possible & brief staff in your setting


Prevent Alert
28.6.17 – for Head Teachers & DSL/D’s
Revisit your organisation’s Prevent risk assessment & security arrangements:
School trips: liaise with local police or ring Tim Wright, ASB & Community Safety Team, tel. 0114 2734076 or email tim.wright@sheffield.gov.uk
Educational Psychology Service support, advice, resources, tel. 0114 2506800
Safeguard vulnerable individuals, contact Steve Hill, Service Manager, Safeguarding Children Service, tel. 0114 2734934 or email LADO@sheffield.gcsx.gov.uk
Respond to hate incidents, report to police or
communitysafety@sheffield.gov.uk


Stonewall School Report 2017
28.6.17 - all safeguarding teams in education settings
Report into the experiences of LGBT+ pupils in Britain’s schools - find out what you can do to have a positive impact.
www.stonewall.org.uk/schoolreport 


Working with young people 2017
28.6.17 – for all safeguarding staff in education settings
The latest SSCB newsletter/e-bulletin focuses on:
Adolescent Neglect; Suicide Prevention Pathway; Training & Workforce Development; Missing Protocol; Sheffield Young Carers; YIACS; What About Me Service; Young People & Domestic Abuse; It’s not OK; The Corner
http://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org/sscb/safeguarding-board-information/sscb-newsletters
Please share with staff at your setting


New ID checking guidelines
21/11/2017 - for Head Teachers and Safeguarding/Chair of Governors
The new guidelines were introduced 24.10.17 and apply to all applications for standard or enhanced checks. They will run in parallel with the existing guidelines until 25.1.18 when the existing guidelines will cease to apply.
For more information contact your HR Provider and/or follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/changes-to-identity-checking-guidelines


 

 

 

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