Safeguarding Briefing - 12th June 2023

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Safeguarding Briefing - 12th June 2023







Anti-Social Behaviour PHSE Lesson Plans - Safe4Me 

It's summer. Temperatures are, at least for now, very pleasant and we're getting to the end of the school year. Soon your pupils will be going on their six week or eight week holidays depending on which sector you're in. But with their new freedom will come new challenges for them. Their idea of fun whilst out of school might not be that of others, it is important that they understand what society expects of them during the long break. Before they leave on their summer break it's always worth holding some sessions on anti-social behaviour. What is considered anti-social behaviour and its effect on the community. If interested please follow the link below:

Preventing Accidents with Children - National Fostering Group

Childhood deaths now and forever have been heavily associated with accidents. Children are exempted from many of society's expectations, precisely because they are not considered yet to have the sense to make good decisions. This is directly linked to the tragically high likelihood that deaths or serious injury among children, is always a leading cause of childhood mortality. Education is the best way to prevent these. It is in this vein that the National Fostering Group has published a page on their website, aimed at informing adults on the top causes of childhood accidents. The information there is an excellent start point, for educating your pupils on household dangers and how to avoid them. Please follow the link below to read more:

Peer Pressure PSHE Guidance - Childnet  

Although schools are nominally top down organizations with teachers and pupils, with pupils learning from said teachers the reality for children and young people is different. For them schools represent an intricate social ecosystem. It is where they learn how to behave with other people. Ultimately this is as vital a part of their education, as the curriculum but it can generate issues. One of the near-inescapable problems of this process is the social force known as peer pressure. Which is in place to enforce social norms within pupil groups. But it is important that pupils learn how to relate to this force, without compromising themselves. Childnet, an excellent resources provider currently has a PSHE toolkit on their site designed to produce lessons on this topic. For more information please follow the link below:

Safeguarding Pro Member Call - 20th June 2023
Single Central Record (Guest presenter: Louis Donald, Director of Safeguarding, Creative Education Trust)

Last week we included in the briefing an advert for our 20th June 2023 member call featuring Louis Donald. I'd like to just remind you all, that it really is a stellar opportunity to listen to a well-regarded expert in the field. Particularly in the area of Single Central Record practice. An area which has frequently proved a fertile one for queries and comment. All you have to do to gain access to this great opportunity, is to join Safeguarding.Pro. If interested, please follow the instructions below: 

Current members can find the registration link here:

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Gambling and Harm Prevention - Ygam 

The recently published filtering and monitoring guidance includes a new section on gambling. For an in depth education into how to minimize gambling harms, you can sign up for Ygam's City & Guilds 'Gaming and Gambling Awareness and Harm Prevention' workshop. The workshop is fully funded and online. It covers: 

  • Gaming and Gambling Harms 
  • Advertising and Legislation 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • The Blurred Lines between Gaming and Gambling 
  • How to Spot the Signs of Harm 
  • Where to Get Help and Support  

On completion delegates will have access to Ygam's resource hub consisting of over 1,000 complimentary and downloadable resources. Resources including thematic work schemes, lesson plans and 1-to-1 activities. To find out more follow the link below:

Forthcoming Courses

Implementing the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead (DfE Course Code SMHL105)

This is our DfE Quality Assured course for Senior Mental Health Leads. The course offers self-paced learning using the resources in our SMHL.Pro Hub, which is available for 12 months. Each month there is a live online member check-in to catch up with your tutors and each other. The course cost £397+VAT, some schools are eligible for a grant to cover this cost.

For more details, go to:

Advanced Safeguarding for DSLs

This is a four-session course for DSLs over a full-day. The course is offered live and as a recorded replay. When the course is live, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute with observations, questions or answers. As a recording, the interactions from other people are included and feedback notes that this makes it feel like you are not on your own.

"I came to a session in Birmingham back in 2019 (the day after the GE I think) and it was superb. Today [online] was just as good, if not better. The use of video mixed with live speaking was excellent and goes way beyond what other safeguarding courses provide. You've been there and done it, and your openness with your own story is inspirational." 

LIVE ON LOCATION remember that you can book Andrew to visit your school, cluster or MAT to share his DSL course. Please contact us for details and bookings.

Last Advanced Safeguarding for DSLs Course (Online) Thursday, 22nd June 2023 10am - 4pm Book Online

Whole School Safeguarding CPD Online Session for 2022/2023

In this two and half hour online presentation aimed at staff in all roles, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, explores important aspects of safeguarding in schools including child protection, learning from case studies and the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

"In my excitement, I forgot to add our star rating to the Safeguarding training we have just watched. If we could, we would give it 10 stars! That was the best Safeguarding training we have ever had, thank you so much. Feedback from staff has, so far, been overwhelmingly positive…I can't thank you enough."

"I would like to extend my thanks to Andrew for his fantastic online training. It was filmed so well - almost as if he were here with us! We were kept engaged throughout and felt so well informed - a huge thank you. It was a real success, and we look forward to booking you again in the future - with the staff team saying it was the best safeguarding training they have ever had. We really appreciated Andrew's real-life storytelling and the way such sensitive information was shared - it was excellent training."

You book your online session here:


Until next time, keep safe and thank you for all the work you're doing,


Andrew Hall
Specialist Safeguarding Consultant,
Success In Schools Ltd.