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August 2017 

  

Apple Wallet now available on all our face to face training courses

 

You are now able to download your ticket for any of our face to face training courses directly to your Apple Wallet on any Apple IOS Device.  All you need to look for is the "Add to Apple Wallet" logo in the course booking email confirmation which will be sent to you after your booking has been comnfrimed.  

 

Look out for this logo:

 

 

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CHANGES TO THE GUIDANCE ON CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

 

16th February 2017 has seen a minor amendment to Working Together to Safeguard Children to extend the definition of Sexual abuse to clearly define and include Child Sexual Exploitation - log into our members area to read the full briefing

 

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Designated Safeguarding Lead - Child Care Settings

 

All childcare settings will be required to have a designated lead practitioner for safeguarding on the premises whenever they are open, according to new guidance from Ofsted. Login to the members area to view the new guidance


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Keeping Children Safe in Education - What you need to do to comply with the new Safeguarding guidance.

 

Chnages to the statutory guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education will come into effect on 5th September 2016, are you ready? We have an article that is a must read for all schools and colleges.  Take a look at this article in our 'Resource Hub' in the members area.

 

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New Designated Safeguarding Lead Bundle - from £340+vat

 

We are pleased to release a new designated Safeguarding Lead Bundle

 

This Special Bundle includes:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) One Day Course
  • Child Protection Awareness or Advanced Online Course
  • Safer Recruitment Online Course
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Online Course
  • Prevent Duty Awareness for Practitioners Online Course


This Special Safeguarding Bundle has a saving of £30.00+vat if booked together instead of separately; you choose a date suitable to you to attend the Designated Safeguarding Lead one-day course from the drop down menu below. You also get access to either the Child Protection Awareness or Advanced Online Course, the Safer Recruitment online course, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) online course and the Prevent Duty Awareness for Practitioners online course. 
To take a look at this bundle please click here

 

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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 must obtain one by 1st September 2016. Those appointed after April 1st 2016, must apply for one within 21 days.

 

This now means that all governors, in whatever kind of school, maintained, independent, academy or free school, must have an Enhanced DBS certificate.

More information can be found in our members area and blog

 

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World Youth Organization

 

We are pleased to announce we are now the official sponsor of the World Youth Organization and will be working with them to further enhance their aims and objectives.  

 

Please do visit their website for more information www.worldyo.org and their facebook page

 

 

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"The Hub" - members resource area

 

Today we have launched our new resource area for our members called "The Hub".

 

The Hub is a one stop area for all your Safeguarding / Child Protection resources that your organisation will ever need to be successful in "making your organisation a safe place for children and young people.

 

The Hub will have the latest Legislation and Guidance from Government, Education, Health and Social Care, which can be downloaded driect from our site and used within your own organisation.

 

Membership is FREE to anyone who has attended / undertaken any of our courses - why not setup an account with us and visit "The Hub".

 

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Monday 7th September 2015 - New Prevent Guidance Published

 

New Prevent Guidance has been published for Education

 

Like other public bodies, schools and childcare providers have a legal duty to ‘have due regard to prevent people from being drawn in to terrorism’.

 

This legal duty is called the ‘Prevent duty’

 

From September 2015, Ofsted inspections assess the arrangements schools have in place to promote pupils’ welfare and prevent radicalisation and extremism - these documents are now availble via the "Resource Hub" in the members area


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Friday 4th September 2015 - New Apple & Android App

 

We are pleased to announce that we have developed an Apple & Android App for your smart phone and tablets.

 

This New App will allow you to access all areas of our website including booking courses with us, access your online account, members area and our forum /blog.  

 

To install this new Apple App click here and for the Android app click here

 

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Friday 3rd July 2015 - Standardisation of Coures

 

In the past training specifications have often talked about Child Protection Traiing as levels. Today, unless that is the language used by the LSCBs own training policy, training events should be not be described in terms of levels,Training providers have recently agreed to change the titles of Safeguarding Children / Child Protection Courses to the following:

 

  • Safeuarding Children Level 1 is now know as Safeguarding Children Basic Awareness

 

  • Safeguarding Children Level 2 is now known as Safeguarding Children Advanced Course 

 

  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 is now known as Safeguarding Children : Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Course

 

 

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15th June 2015 - New Early Years, Schools and FE Ofsted Guidance

 

Ofsted has launched far-reaching changes to the way it inspects early years provision, schools and further education and skills. These changes will come in to affect from September 2015 and include:

 

  • the introduction of a common inspection framework for all early years settings on the Early Years Register, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools and further education and skills providers

 

  • short inspections for maintained schools, academies and further education and skills providers that were judged good at their last full inspection. These short inspections will be conducted approximately every 3 years

 

  • significant changes to Ofsted’s inspection workforce. From September 2015, Ofsted will contract directly with inspectors for maintained schools, academies, non-association independent schools and further education and skills inspections

 You can view all the new guidance from our members area - click here

 

 

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26th May 2015 - Inspecting Early Years: Handbook for Inspectors

Now available in our members area the new Updated Early Years Inspection Handbook, inclides how Early Years will be inspected and evaluation schedule

 

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7th April 2015 - New Safeguarding Guidance Published

 

New Guidance has been released by the Government including:

- Working together to safeguard children (March 2015)

- Keeping Children Safe in Education (March 2015)

- What to do if your worried a child is being abused (non Statutory) 

- Information Sharing (advice for practitioners) 

 

For more information and to download the new guidance log in to the members area.  All our courses have been updated to reflect all the new guidance.

 

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4th April 2015 - Safeguarding Children & the Internet Online Course

 

Our latest online course is now available, this new course looks at Internet safety and is suitable for professionals and parents / carers alike.  It will consider the ley facts, statistics and research about Internet and mobile technology and the way it is used by Children and Young People.  Click Here for full details

 

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31st March 2015 - Easter Opening Hours

 

We will be closed on the following dates:

Friday 3rd April,

Saturday 4th April

Sunday 5th April

Monday 6th April 2015

 

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13th February 2015 - DBS Amend Definition of Home Based Position

 

The DBS this week announced a change in the DBS application form, effective from 27th April 2015, which extends the circumstances in which employers and registered bodies can apply for Enhanced DBS Checks on an individual. - check out our blog

 

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27th January 2015 - New Online Courses Launched

We have recently launched the new Safer Recruitment Online Course & Child Sexual Exploitation Online Course.  We are soon to be launching our new Safeguarding Children and the Internet and Equality & Diversity Online Courses in February 2015.

 

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