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Blended learning: Creating an effective culture of virtual safeguarding

Schools are fully re-open but with self-isolation requirements still in place, remote and blended learning is set to continue for the foreseeable future. Elizabeth Rose considers how we can ensure an effective culture of virtual safeguarding in this new blended world of education

Although we might feel like we are transitioning away from lockdown in many ways, there continues to be lots of occasions where schools need to provide safeguarding and pastoral support remotely, as well as continuing to offer remote education alongside teaching pupils who are back at school. The complexities of keeping children safe and supported in a variety of different environments cannot be underestimated and can feel overwhelming.

In this article I have considered some cornerstones of good practice to help to establish your “virtual culture of safeguarding” when taking a blended approach to learning and pastoral care.

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