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Simfin

online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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07 January 2020

More than 6,000 children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting offences in the past three years, including more than 300 of primary school age.

Figures disclosed by 27 police forces in England and Wales revealed 306 cases of children under 10, including some as young as four, being investigated on suspicion of taking or sharing indecent images of themselves or other minors since 2017.

Critics say children are being given police records for behaviour they do not fully understand.

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03 September 2019

Andrew Hall, Safeguarding specialist, has provided a detailed review of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework for September 2019.

'The new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework for September 2019 has been published. Whilst there are a number of broader changes, this article is concerned only with the inspection of safeguarding.'

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01 July 2019

The 2019 Keeping children safe in education
Statutory final draft guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

headteachers, teachers and staff

governing bodies, proprietors and management committees

It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

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01 July 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance about how Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education should be implemented in all schools across England by 2020 (DfE, 2019a). Schools are encouraged to implement the new curriculum from September 2019.

Read more and access the NSPCC briefing.