DfE to host four safeguarding webinars for schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

A series of four webinars is being held to support schools on meeting specific requirements of the Keeping children safe in education statutory safeguarding guidance.

The Department for Education (DfE) is hosting the webinars, which take place during February and March and are aimed at all staff working in schools to help them feel more confident when safeguarding children.

The 60-minute webinars will focus on issues including low-level concerns, the single central record, and sexting and online harms. The events are free to attend and take place from 4pm to 5pm. They can also be watched on catch-up:

  • Monday, February 6: Low-level concerns: To improve understanding of low-level concerns, including the handling of such concerns and barriers in managing these.
  • Tuesday, February 7: Single Central Record: To improve understanding of the statutory requirements for the Single Central Record, including potential optional beneficial additions, and guidance on the checking and auditing process.
  • Wednesday, March 1: Sexting and online harms: To improve understanding around motivations for sexting particularly in teenage males, as well as providing guidance on handling such incidents.
  • Monday, March 6: Safeguarding partners: To improve understanding of who the safeguarding partners are and how they work, particularly focusing on the role school staff have to play in the relationship.

Elsewhere, Headteacher Update publishes a wide range of content to support safeguarding work in schools, including our best practice archive of safeguarding articles and two recent podcasts looking at effective safeguarding practice in primary schools.

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