News from NSPCC Learning

Digging deeper than “did not attend”: the importance of considering why a child was not brought to an appointment

Type: Blog

The first in a series of blogs on improving safeguarding practice with words, this article looks at how recording children’s missed health care appointments as "was not brought" instead of "did not attend" can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of children.

Jul 11 2022

“Harm doesn’t stop at 18”: Dez Holmes talks to us ahead of How Safe 2021

Type: Blog

We invited Dez Holmes, the Director of Research in Practice, for a short interview to talk about adolescent safeguarding and what we can do to help young people be safe.

Jan 21 2021

Making sure your safeguarding measures are working well

Type: Blog

How well are your safeguarding arrangements working? Find out how to plan your review, what to check, the best methods to use and how to assess your results in our blog.

Oct 28 2019

Contextual safeguarding: what is it and why does it matter?

Type: Blog

What is contextual safeguarding? And what does it mean for voluntary and community groups? Cate Meredith explores the issues and how you can keep children safe.

Oct 21 2019

Managing safeguarding risks when planning activities

Type: Blog

Learn how to assess and manage safeguarding risks when running activities and events. Including practical steps, what to ask and how to respond to concerns.

Oct 14 2019

Grooming is often discovered not disclosed - so how can teachers spot the signs?

Type: Blog

How can we empower teachers and other school staff to make sure they can spot the signs of grooming and take action where required? Laura Randall discusses the issues.

May 15 2019

Using safer recruitment principles to give staff the best start

Type: Blog

Safer recruitment is a continuous process. By incorporating safeguarding practices into your new staff's induction you can be confident you're empowering them in keeping children safe.

May 08 2019

Safer recruitment - it's a win-win situation

Type: Blog

In this blog we discuss how following safer recruitment practices not only safeguards the children and young people in your school but helps you attract the best candidates.

May 01 2019

Exploring emotions and relationships with young people with SEND

Type: Blog

Sex and relationships can be a scary and confusing subject for young people with SEND, but the NSPCC's Love Life materials can help teachers address the issues.

Apr 25 2019

Working together with organisations to protect children and prevent abuse

Type: Blog

The NSPCC child protection consultancy team discuss how they work collaboratively with and provide support to organisations to help them keep children safe. 

Apr 17 2019
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