The Safer Recruitment Consortium have updated the Guidance for Safer Working Practices.
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Writing a photography policy statement
Schools, clubs and organisations should have a written photography policy statement that sets out your overall approach to images taken of children and young people during events and activities.
What is the legal position when it comes to videos and photographs of school events? Are schools able to impose a blanket ban?
And if you ignore the school’s policy, what legal action can they take against you? Can you also ask a picture posted on social media featuring your child to be taken down?
Here’s guidance, from a solicitor at DAS Law.
In more simple terms; You don't have the right to share images of other people's children and you should be mindful there will be children who will be at risk of harm if their image is shared online.
More on this subject can be found here
On the 6th September 2018, Ofsted updated the "Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” handbook. This document reflects the new ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2018 (KCSIE) guidance as well as ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2018 and needs to be read alongside the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’ and the individual inspection remit handbooks.
Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education People, Education Safeguarding Team has produced a summary document which explores online safety within the updated handbook.
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
'We have published the guidance dated 3 September 2018 for information only. Until 3 September 2018, schools and colleges must continue to use the current statutory guidance dated September 2016.'
LGFL have produced a Tracked Changes document to help you.
This resource is from Andrew Hall, Safeguarding Specialist.
Safeguarding On A Page
It is really useful to put all your safeguarding procedures onto one page, so that it can be seen at a glance. In the Safeguarding Handbook you can find a suitable flowchart.
The flow chart helps staff (and others) clearly understand what they need to do to raise a concern in your organisation and illustrates what happens next. There is also space to add relevant names and contact details, as well as the Whistleblowing Advice Line phone number. Such a flowchart can be useful addition to a policy document.