Awareness of pupil on pupil sexual harassment has grown over the years. Schools are now being urged to come down firmly against it. Suzanne O’Connell highlights guidance from the Department for Education’s (DfE) publication.
It was consulted on in December 2015 and now the new guidance has been issued ready for implementation in September 2016. What will it mean practically for schools? Suzanne O’Connell considers the implications.
The Children’s Commissioner has made it clear. Only a small proportion of those children being sexually abused are disclosing it. Suzanne O’Connell, education consultant looks at what the school’s role should be in helping them to recognise and report their abusers.
Governors have a key part to play in keeping pupils safe. Public enquiries into child deaths and abuse have consistently highlighted the need for those in influential positions in schools to have a clear understanding of safeguarding policies, procedures, and duties. Martin Hodgson looks at what governors should be doing.