The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and students can contact the helpline by telephone and email: Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The government will continue to monitor the spread
The Department for Education (DfE) is consulting on proposed revisions to the Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance which sets out what schools and colleges should do and the legal duties with which they must comply to keep children safe in England. A table of substantive changes is included in Annexe G. and include: changes
With the first closure of a school in Derbyshire 27th February (Burbage Primary School, Buxton) due to a confirmed case of corona virus amongst their parent population. It would be useful for Training Providers to review the governments guidance on Coronavirus / COVID-19: guidance for educational settings, This guidance will assist training providers in providing advice for
Last year, Ofsted investigated how schools, colleges and pupil referral units (PRUs) in London were dealing with knife crime and published a report. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/785055/Knife_crime_safeguarding_children_and_young_people_110319.pdf Knife crime may not seem high on the agenda in your organisation but have you staff had CPD on how to approach the topic with learners? This website has some great
Educational providers have a pivotal role to play in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and promoting their welfare. From September 2019 Local Safeguarding Boards were replaced by Safeguarding Partnerships, each locality has access to its own dedicated team of Safeguarding Partners who will work collaboratively to strengthen the child protection and safeguarding system in the local area.