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 …

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 …

Fabricated or Induced Illness

What is fabricated or induced illness ?

Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or carer, usually the child’s biological mother, exaggerated or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the …

What does the Safeguarding Governor do?

The Education Act 2002 places a duty on schools to have arrangements in place to ensure that they to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; and follow statutory guidance. Governing Bodies must have someone who understands the requirements of …