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Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges _ September 2021 Sep 04, 2021

Following on from Ofsted's Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges published 10 June 2021, the government has now updated its guidance to schools. Ofsted's research found that sexual misconduct in schools was so frequent that it has been 'normalised' and pupils, particularly, girls feel...

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Keeping Children Safe in Education for September 2021 Published Jul 07, 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education for September 2021 Published

On 6th July 2021, the DfE published the ‘for information’ version of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021. This will come into force in September 2021; schools should continue to use the current version until then.

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What have we learnt from Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse in schools – June 2021 Jun 03, 2021

Sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are so commonplace that young people see no point in reporting incidents. These behaviours have become normalised.

Girls in particular are regularly sent explicit images from boys, and are under immense pressure from boys to send indecent images of...

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Safeguarding Update – January 2021 Jan 06, 2021

At the end of December 2020, the government issued a number of changes to safeguarding children that schools need to be aware of. Perhaps the most important of these changes is in the criminal records system, which will have an impact on safer recruitment in schools. Other changes have been made...

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