From Monday, key Covid-19 restrictions on early years, schools, colleges and universities are expected to be lifted. We answer the key questions about what this means for you and your child.
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment’ has been published, ready to come into force in September 2021.
On 6th July 2021, the DfE published the ‘for information’ version of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021. This will come into force in September 2021; schools should continue to use the current version until then.
Ofsted has updated their Education Inspection Handbooks clarifying, amongst other things, how inspectors will assess how schools and colleges tackle sexual harassment, abuse and violence among children and young people.
The Dept for Education want to hear from teachers, staff and parents on managing behaviour and discipline in schools, including the use of mobile phones.
Changes to the Inspection Handbook – This handbook describes the main activities that inspectors undertake when they carry out inspections of early years providers in England registered under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006. The handbook also sets out the judgements that inspectors will make and on which they will report
28th June 2021
In March 2021, the UK government commissioned Ofsted to review sexual abuse in schools after a website collected testimonies from students who had been abused by other students. Ofsted have published its report and in this CPD session
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The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report looking at how schools in England were developing their existing physical, social, health and economic (PSHE) education to prepare for statutory relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) requirements, which came into force in September 2020. This research was carried out between October and December 2019, in schools that were early adopters of the new requirements, and reflects some examples of school practice at a point in time before the introduction of compulsory RSHE.
Read the report: RSHE: school practice in early adopter schools
Source: Department for Education
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the 2021 National Strategic Assessment (NSA) of serious and organised crime in the UK. The assessment estimates there is between 550,000 and 850,000 people in the UK who pose varying forms of sexual risk to children. The NCA reports that collaboration with policing and other key partners has resulted in the safeguarding of nearly ten thousand children in the first nine months of 2020/21 and more than 7,000 arrests.
Read the news story:Online is the new frontline in fight against organised crime– says NCA on publication of annual threat assessment
Read the report: National Strategic Assessment of serious and organised crime (PDF)
Source: National Crime Agency