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5 areas to consider in your Risk Assessment

5 areas to consider in your Risk Assessment

I appreciate that for many of you, you will probably be fed up to the back teeth about safeguarding audits and risk assessments. They are however, still, a really important part of the work that you do in your organisation. Your risk assessments are really, really...

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The 4 R’s of child protection: a reminder

The 4 R’s of child protection: a reminder

The start of a new year is always a good time to remind ourselves of the basics. As a designated safeguarding lead you will have overall responsibility for child protection. Many of you will follow the process below in your sleep. However, for others of you, it may...

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10 areas to review in your safeguarding policy

10 areas to review in your safeguarding policy

In this week's blog we are continuing our journey through the safeguarding audit. This week we are looking at my top 10 areas you need to consider when you are looking at your safeguarding policy. Keep it simple This is my absolute number one when it comes to any kind...

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10 areas to consider in a Safeguarding Audit

10 areas to consider in a Safeguarding Audit

In preparation for the new academic year, we're going to take a look at the top 10 things I think you need to be considering as part of your safeguarding audit. What we will then do over the following weeks is to take each of those in turn and look a little more in...

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5 questions to ask to prepare for September 2020

5 questions to ask to prepare for September 2020

As the summer term draws to a close, we may have half an eye on the new academic year. In a usual year we may wait until the end of August before we worry about it too much. 2020 is not a usual year. As it currently stands, there is a 42% increase in couples...

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Strategic Safeguarding for Difficult Times – Part 1

Strategic Safeguarding for Difficult Times – Part 1

Whether we like it or not, Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the WHO. As I write this the UK government has confirmed we have entered the next phase, Delay. Though not yet in place, there are concerns that ‘social distancing’ will be here soon. We...

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2019 My Review

2019 My Review

I have always been fascinated by New Years Resolutions. Every year I made them, and every year I failed to follow through. This year, I decided to try something different. Using skills I have be working with for well over a decade, I decide to take a reflective...

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Just How Much Of An Expert Are You?

Just How Much Of An Expert Are You?

A Climate Credits case has raised some interesting questions for the Safeguarding community, as an ‘expert’ put himself and the prosecution in a difficult position. Read on to find out how he landed himself in trouble, and how this affects us. When Is An Expert Not An...

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