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Resources linked to in online training for safeguarding children
- Keeping Children Safe in Education pdf
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
- Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 pdf
- What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners pdf
- Definitions and Signs of Child Abuse pdf
NSPCC Fact Sheet: Guidance for professionals who work with children on how to recognise the signs of child abuse
- Summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child pdf — unicef
- Working Together to Safeguard Children pdf
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
- Advice to schools and colleges on gangs and youth violence
Advice is for leaders, their senior teams and staff in schools or colleges affected by gang or youth violence.
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Multi-agency guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.
- Forced Marriage
How to protect, advise and support victims of forced marriage — information and practice guidelines for professionals.
- Sexual violence and harassment between children in schools and colleges
Advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and Designated Safeguarding Leads.
- Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Statutory Guidance for England and Wales
There’s growing evidence and concerns of child slavery in the UK. Section 13.38 provides guidance. School staff should be curious and alert if a child is not living with a relative or legal guardian.
- Priti Patel accused of ‘shameful’ bid to deport girl at risk of Female Genital Mutilation — The Guardian
- The Victoria Climbié Inquiry
In 2000 in London, an eight-year-old Ivorian girl, Victoria Adjo Climbié (2 November 1991 – 25 February 2000), was tortured and murdered by her guardians. Her death led to a public inquiry and produced major changes in child protection policies in the United Kingdom.
- Analysis of serious case reviews: 2014 to 2017
Research report analysing 368 serious case reviews (SCRs) with findings for professionals working with children and families.
Additional professional development resources for safeguarding children
- Prevent Awareness, Home Office E-Learning — Home Office
- Prevent Referrals — Home Office
- Channel General Awareness on Prevent — Home Office
- Home Office FGM Course — HM Government
- Forced Marriage Awareness — HM Government
- Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse Level 1 — Against Violence and Abuse Project
- Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Ill Health — Against Violence and Abuse Project
- All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance
Teacher Resources for Online Safety
ThinkuKnow has released an education resource about online blackmail for 15 to 18-year-olds which aims to help young people:
- identify key characteristics of how blackmail operates online
- understand the impact it can have
- know how to access help if they need it
The term ‘online blackmail’ is used to refer to the act of threatening to share information about an individual, including sexual images or videos, to the public, or their friends and family, unless a demand is met.
Published by the UK Council for Internet Safety, Education for a Connected World is a framework to equip children and young people for digital life. New topics covered include:
- voice-activated searching
- the use of banter
- a more in-depth focus on digital consent, sexting-related technology and protected characteristics.
Additional online safety teacher resources
- Childnet.com resources
- Resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre
- Internet Matters.org: Online Safety resources for teachers
- NSPCC Learning: e-Safety for schools
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection: Safety Centre
My Name is Why, A Memoir by Lemn Sissay (2019)
Number one Sunday Times bestseller. Now Chancellor of the University of Manchester and acclaimed poet, Lemn Sissay was a looked after child in Wigan, in the North West of England. This is the powerful and inspiring account of his journey from neglect and despair to artistic and cultural recognition. Published by Cannongate.
The Prosecutor by Nazir Afzal (2020)
Nazir Afzal spent 25 years at the forefront of criminal justice in Britain as Chief Prosecutor. He was responsible for landmark victories in cases involving sexual abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking. From the streets of inner-city Birmingham to the highest courts in the land, Nazir has fought for the most vulnerable victims and won. Published by Ebury Press.
Educated by Tara Westover (2018)
Tara Westover and her family grew up in rural Idaho preparing for the End of Days, but according to the government she didn’t exist as she hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records, as she’d never been to school, and her father didn’t believe in hospitals. Tara received an MPhil in intellectual history from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and her PhD in 2014. In her book, she tells the story of how she became educated. Published by Windmill Books.