Single Central Record

Should the Single Central Record be signed by the person who carried out the check?

In many schools, different people are responsible for making different checks, however, this could led to some ambiguity about whether signatures, full names or initials …

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 …