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New guidance for schools and colleges

Category: Safeguarding

Thursday 26th May 2016

The Department for Education has published new guidance for schools and colleges in England on keeping children safe in education, which will come into effect on 5 September 2016. 

Further information:  Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF)

New Drop In service for young people aged 14+ in Sutton. 

Every Tuesday, from 3rd May 2016, 3.30 - 6.00 pm

Open Space Drop-In service offers somewhere safe to talk to someone about anything. There is a programme of services available every week including:

- Sexual health and contraception services
- Health advice
- School Pastors
-Young carers support
-Careers and apprenticeship advice
- Regular workshops.
No appointment necessary.


- Private space to talk
- Acess to young people's health services
- Acess to computers 
- Free tea and coffee

Where to find Open Space:

SCILL (Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning)

3 Robin Hood Lane

Sutton SM1 2SW


For more information download the Open Space Flyer.

Free introduction to CSE training

Category: Safeguarding

Wednesday 30th March 2016

Here is a link to a very short introduction to CSE training on the PACE website. It is another of the Virtual Colleges modules:
The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a guide for education settings about establishing appropriate levels of filtering to prevent children and young people from accessing illegal and harmful content online.
Source: UK Safer Internet Centre UK Safer Internet Centre 15 March 2016
Further information:
   Appropriate filtering for education settings (PDF) Appropriate filtering for education settings (PDF)


The government has released its response to the Youth Select Committee's report on young people's mental health in which it sets out actions relating to each of the report's recommendations.
Source: Youth Select Committee Youth Select Committee  25 February 2016

Children and Young People Now reports that figures revealed in Parliament show that were 197,700 child protection assessments where domestic violence was identified as a 'relevant factor'. The government is due to publish a refreshed cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy 'shortly'.
Source: Children & Young People Now 23 February 2016

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