Supporting transgender children in schools

UPDATE 23/11/2020: In May 2020, Oxfordshire County Council withdrew its trans-gender toolkit, pending legal action. In the light of this decision, I recommend that schools speak to their legal provider before making policy decision with regard to supporting students

Safeguarding and remote education – Govt. Guidance (April 2020)


In April 2020, the government issued guidance to schools about safeguarding and remote learning during the Coronavirus outbreak. In this video, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall explains what the guidance means.

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Coronavirus: safeguarding in schools – Govt. guidance


On 27th March 2020, the government published safeguarding guidance for schools, colleges and other providers. In this video, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, explains the guidance and what you should do to implement it.

Download: Action Checklist

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Child-friendly Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding policies are often long and, sometimes, complex to read. Although staff in schools have a lot to understand in safeguarding and child-protection, children themselves need clear and simple messages. Here are some child-friendly safeguarding policies to see what other …

FREE Safeguarding Posters

Raising awareness of safeguarding across the school is an important first step in the keeping children safe. It is important that everyone in the school knows how to raise a concern, whether they are an adult or a child. Making …

What does Ofsted say about Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Checks

This article was updated on 27/09/2019.

One aspect of an Ofsted inspection covers how well the school prevents unsuitable adults working with children and young people. To do this Ofsted will look at the implementation of Safer Recruitment procedures, ensure …

Teaching online safety in school (DfE, June 2019)

The government has published a new guidance document ‘Teaching online safety in school (DfE, June 2019). It outlines to schools the importance of helping children and young people not only use the internet safely, but also give them opportunities to …

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 (Additional Information)

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018, came into force on the 3rd September 2018. The government had previously released a ‘for information' version in May 2018. The final version has some additional information. In this video, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew …