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Child protection

(for all staff and governors)

[from Keeping children safe in education (DFE, 2018)]

“All staff should be aware of systems within their school or college which support safeguarding and these should be explained to them as part of staff induction. This should include:

  • the child protection policy;
  •  the [pupil] behaviour policy;
  • the staff behaviour policy (sometimes called a code of conduct);
  • the safeguarding response to children who go missing from education; and
  • the role of the designated safeguarding lead (including the identity of the designated safeguarding lead and any deputies).

Copies of policies and a copy of part one of this document should be provided to staff at induction.”

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Dear Headteacher

KSCIE 2019

Please find attached the link to the revised KCSIE (2019). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

The detail on the substantive changes is listed in Appendix H, page 108 of KCSIE (2019).

Key points are:-

  • Upskirting (page 10 paragraph 27 and page 89).
  • Changes to new local arrangements under the new local safeguarding children partnership. An update on this will take place at the Designated Education Safeguarding Lead’s conferences.

The revised model child protection policy is available at https://www.solgrid.org.uk/education/safeguarding/child-protection/.

The revised model safeguarding policy is available at https://www.solgrid.org.uk/education/safeguarding/.

Lorraine Lord

Senior Education Safeguarding Officer

The annual DSL conference days (8.30 am - 4 pm) are to be held at Sans Souci on Monday 30 September 2019, Monday 7 October 2019, and at Grace Academy on Thursday 24 October 2019.

The annual governor safeguarding conference is at Solihull School on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 6.30 pm.

Please confirm which day you wish to attend to inset@solihull.gov.uk.

Thank you.

Lorraine Lord, Senior Education Safeguarding Officer

Solihull Council has developed guidance to help schools make sure that mobile devices - including mobile phones, cameras, tablets, and similar devices - are used safely in schools and elsewhere when used for school business. The guidance has been presented to the safeguarding sub-group, the consultative committee, and SSSAB. It is aimed to apply to all adults working in and with schools.

The document is in rich-text format (RTF) so schools can amend the guidance as necessary. It also includes signage templates for use around the school.

The guidance is available on the Solgrid website, on the safeguarding online safety page. You can get to the page by clicking this link.

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