Safeguarding through the curriculum
Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. Keeping children safe in education (link opens in new tab or page) makes the link between safeguarding and the curriculum:
Governing bodies and proprietors should consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social health and economic education (PSHE), and/or – for maintained schools and colleges – through sex and relationship education (SRE).
The following links and pages will support schools with this requirement in addition to those on the toolbar to the left.
The Safer Schools Network has been created by the ATL drawing upon the expertise of leading organisations, practitioners and academics to signpost education professionals, young people and parents to resources, debate and support linked to safeguarding issues.
ParentInfo (link opens in new tab or page) is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support that schools can deliver to parents and carers – a pipeline of information they can integrate seamlessly into their own websites and use in other formats.
The service aims to deliver information on a whole range of parenting themes, the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children’s resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today’s world. The articles and videos cover difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, body image and peer pressure, as well as broad parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’.