Factsheet

Spring term 2024: safeguarding update

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Keep your staff up to date with important safeguarding information with our termly briefing.

Last reviewed on 29 November 2023
Ref: 2051

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In this 25 to 35 minute session, you'll:

  • Remind staff of the changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) part 1 from September 2023
  • Stress to staff the signs of abuse they should always be on the lookout for 
  • Highlight that a child may not always have the language or understanding to clearly explain that they are being abused and what to be mindful of in these cases
  • (Optional) Cover online safety issues such as radicalisation and online grooming
  • (Optional) Cover the Online Safety Act 2023 and what it means for your school 

Note: the full 35 minute briefing is slightly longer than our other termly briefings due to the additional information on the Online Safety Act, but see the facilitator notes for how you can cut this down if you need to. 

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation and facilitator notes
  2. Decide which topics you want to deliver
  3. Work through the facilitator notes. They tell you everything you need to know to prepare and deliver the PowerPoint presentation effectively. You’ll need these to hand when presenting.

Looking for more specific safeguarding issues?

Our factsheets and briefings area has factsheets on more specific safeguarding issues that you can share with your staff, or use at a staff meeting. We also have scenarios to test whether staff can spot potential signs of safeguarding issues and their understanding of your procedures.

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