When you are conducting your review of safeguarding processes and procedures, it is a good idea to also look at the training needs of your staff and team.
This is good for 3 reasons:
– You understand what training everyone needs
– You can ensure relevant training is being undertaken
– You can assure Ofsted (or other inspecting body) training is and has been done which meets statutory requirements and the needs of your service.
It is not an understatement to say that mental health issues are by far the biggest issues affecting our teenagers.
In this blog I’ll highlight the 5 top areas affecting teens.
In recent times there has been an explosion of software services that will help you, as designated safeguarding lead, manage your safeguarding referrals queries & enquiries electronically.
These systems have been an life changer for many designated safeguarding leads, and have meant that patterns can be spotted early, information shared easily & not just between senior leadership members but also between organisations where they use the same software.
This what you do when the system that you have come to rely on so dearly, goes down.
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...
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...
Sometimes our pets can teach us valuable lessons we need to heed ahead of the new term.
Learn my 5 areas to consider as part of your review of your safeguarding/ child protection procedure.
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...
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...