5 areas to consider for your training needs

5 areas to consider for your training needs

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...
5 mental health issues affecting teenagers

5 mental health issues affecting teenagers

Over the last few years I’ve worked closely with tertiary institutions, sitting as safeguarding board chair, trainer and consultant.   It is not an understatement to say that mental health issues are by far the biggest issues affecting our teenagers. In...
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...
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...
What my dog taught me about the start of term

What my dog taught me about the start of term

This is Sam. He’s a two year old golden retriever and my absolute world (sorry hubby!) Over the lockdown period we have been enjoying long quiet walks. Sometimes we go to the river, but most of his walks have been around the University campus near us. It’s...

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