The Importance of Safeguarding Training in Education

It is very disappointing to read in the papers today that a school in Shropshire has been put into special measures following an Ofsted inspection which identified that there were weaknesses in its safeguarding systems and that staff did not understand how to keep pupils safe. High Quality Safeguarding Training in Education is so Important The importance of high quality safeguarding training cannot be overstated – not simply for the purposes of Ofsted inspections but because well trained members of […]

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

In the last month there have been significant developments in the ‘Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’, led by professor Alexis Jay, beginning with the first public hearings into specific aspects of the inquiry. Following problems and setbacks resulting from the resignation of previous chairs of the inquiry and internal discord between senior staff resulting in further resignations, the inquiry should at last start to focus on the reason for which it was set up. Historic Child Sex Abuse Hopefully […]

Safeguarding and Disability

In March we were requested to provide a bespoke training session in Kent by a care and case management company. The company, who are registered with the Care Quality Commission, provide specialised support, care and rehabilitation programmes for people of all ages who have suffered brain injury.  In this instance, the person in question was a teenager with complex physical disabilities and severe learning difficulties. He has limited communication ability and is completely reliant on his carers for all aspects […]