Single Central Record FAQs

Keeping an accurate Single Central Record is an essential part of keeping children safe in education. As a safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, is regularly asked questions about the SCR. In this article he answers some of the frequently asked questions.…

Whistleblowing (Video)

In this video, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall talks about whistleblowing and how this fits into safeguarding children and young people.

 

 

What is whistleblowing?

The term ‘whistleblowing’ is sometimes confused with the need to report safeguarding or professional …

Safer Recruitment

 


Safer recruitment is an important aspect of keeping children and young people safe from harm in our schools and colleges.

Safer Recruitment Training

Andrew Hall is an accredited Safer Recruitment Trainer and leads this workshops in schools across England …

Governors and Mandatory DBS Checks

The government has published amended legislation which comes into force on the 18th March 2016 to make Enhanced DBS checks mandatory for governors in maintained schools. This is retrospective, so governors without DBS certificates appointed prior to 1st April 2016 …

Essential Safeguarding Documents

There are nine essential safeguarding documents that need to be taken into account when plannining safeguarding in your school. Some of the safeguarding documents are statutory, some non-statutory and one is a curious hybrid!

The documents are listed below with …

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, …