Safeguarding in Independent Schools

Safeguarding legislation applies to all schools, including independent schools, although it is enacted through different Acts. Keeping Children Safe in Education says ‘it is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, …

Self-harm Resources

In 2002 the British Medical Journal surveyed 6,000 15 and 16 year olds and found that 7% said they had self-harmed during the previous year. In a World Health Organisation study to be published later this month, 20% of 15-year …

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

What should our school’s safeguarding policy say about FGM?

The statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ published in April 2014, asks schools to ensure that they raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Staff should be aware of FGM …