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Safeguarding - Key Stage 1&2

Resources, Guidance and Articles

Safety alert: see how easy it is for almost anyone to hack your child's connected toys - Which?

Connected toys with Bluetooth, wi-fi and mobile apps may seem like the perfect gift for your child this Christmas. But we’ve found that, without appropriate safety features, they can also pose a big risk to your child’s safety.

Watch the video above to see just how easy it is for anyone to take over the voice control of a popular connected toy, and speak directly to your child through it. And we’re not talking professional hackers. It’s easy enough for almost anyone to do. Click here to read the full report

Children, Young People and Domestic Abuse - This pack aims to raise awareness of what domestic abuse is and the impact it has on the lives of people who are subjected to or witness it. There are many references to other avenues of support and the links with safeguarding responsibilities are highlighted. Below is a link to the Education Toolkit developed by Womensaid. It contains lesson plans for all ages from reception to years 12 and 13.

NSPCC - Get everyone talking PANTS! Resources to support teaching younger children about how to keep themselves safe.

My Body, My Rules: Information on FGM - FPA. Order your 2 free copies!

Guidance and Articles

'Time to Listen' - a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children

Sexual Harassment in schools: a guide for teachers (The Guardian)

Will the deaths of these 5 girls from FGM spark a global wake-up call? - article in New York Times

Child Sexual Exploitation -  NHS England Advice for Healthcare Staff. Includes signs and possible indicators of CSE as well as what to do if you suspect a child or young person is at risk of CSE.

British Red Cross Provide Guidance in their Newsletter Article on how to discuss terrorist attacks with your pupils.

Think u knowTHINKUKNOW - Protecting your children from abuse online. Learn how to keep your child safe online, get advice, and learn what signs may point to child abuse or sexual exploitation. Videos are available for all age ranges.

Click here for THINKUKNOW Teachers

Click here for THINKUKNOW Parents


 Useful Websites

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service -Intervene at the earliest opportunity to prevent a situation escalating. Provide 'places of safety' in a crisis where necessary; support families back into communities following a crisis as soon as possible, linking them into other local services, contribute to safeguarding children by supporting stability in families and offering specialist advice to other professionals.

For more information about GDASS and the service it provides, please visit or call 0845 602 9035.

The Tackling FGM Initiative (a six year initiative involving 51 organisations focused on community based prevention work to tackle FGM in the UK) held an event ‘Communities Tackling FGM in the UK’ in 2016. They would like to share with you the learning, achievements and recommendations from the TFGMI.

The event was an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the Tackling FGM Initiative, the impact and added value of community based FGM prevention work and also key learning and recommendations to ensure that we end the practice in the UK.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Briefing Sheet Winter 2016

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