St John Ambulance Safeguarding Briefings
The National Child and Vulnerable adult officer, Linda Dominguez MBE, from St John Ambulance got in touch this week to tell me about the safeguarding briefings they produced to support their volunteers, especially during the COVID pandemic.
Although not all the information is directly relevant to schools, some of it is. The briefings are also beautifully laid out. An enormous amount of work has gone into them.
You can download the A – Z here: https://6282.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/St+Johns+Ambulance+Safeguarding+and+COVID-19+briefings+A+-+Z+compendium+of+Topics+2020.pdf
Safeguarding and online safety
The DfE has issued guidance on safeguarding during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main action from this is the requirement to produce an addendum to the safeguarding policy for each school covering the points highlighted in the guidance.
There is a lot of support available to keep children safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
The government have set out some guidelines in section 7 of this document, which you may find useful:
Advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Support for teachers, parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Support for parents and carers from the NSPCC in partnership with O2
Advice for education professionals, parents and carers to stay safe online