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Multi agency training opportunities are available through the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board. Click  here to access more information.



This video highlights the inappropriate and uncomfortable reactions parents get when a complete stranger says they want to follow their children. Parents are encouraged to reflect upon this from the point of view of social networking and online communities. If you would not allow it in real life, then how different it that from online friends and followers? A fantastic eye-opening social experiment. #followme


Schoolbeat officers

The primary responsibilities of the role ;

  • Build trusting relationships with children from Year 6 through to Year 11
  • Deliver 500hrs of educative inputs per school year, based on the PSHE curriculum and force operational priorities, to Year 6 through to Year 9 pupils
  • Participate in and, where relevant, facilitate restorative interventions involving children from their allocated schools
  • Facilitate timely and effective information sharing between police and schools aimed at preventing and intervening as early as possible
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of educative inputs by NHP PCSOs within primary schools
  • Cascade learning and upskill NHP PCSOs in relation to school engagement

To contact your locality Schoolbeat officer please email:

PC Kim Murphy – Gloucester

PC Leah Davis – Cotswolds 

PC Greg Steer – Forest of Dean

PC Mark Weedon – Stroud

PC Candice Palmer – Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester

PC Pete  Curtis - Tewkesbury 

PC Al Forrester - Cheltenham

Or for general enquiries they can be contacted at


Online Sexual Harm

This guide has been developed to address the challenges professionals face when working with issues of online harm and young people.

It contains information about what online harm is, the specific issues facing young people, and ways professionals can effectively engage with young people and  their families.

NWG MCF Professionals leaflet

NWG MCF Professionals Booklet


MASH - Operation Encompass

Advice and Guidance for Designated Safeguarding Leads

MASH education advice for DSLs (updated April 2021)

MASH Education Operation Encompass for DSLs

Operation Encompass FAQ


Safeguarding and Human Trafficking - a guide for professionals - June 2021

CYP and Modern Slavery_Guidance for Professionals_June 2021


DfE - Sexual violence and sexual harrassment between children in schools and colleges

Advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads 



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