To be ratified at Pupil Welfare Committee 7th November 2019

To be ratified at Pupil Welfare Commitee

To be updated at the next Pupil Welfare Committee 7th November in light of recent changes to "Keeping children safe in Education" Sept 2019.

  1. Upskirting – upskirting is now a criminal offence and we know schools have had numerous incidences over the last 12 months or so.  Paragraph 27 now includes upskirting as a type of peer-on-peer abuse and references it in Annex A as well.  
  2. Serious violence – two new paragraphs have been added in Part One – 28 and 29.  They focus on children being pulled into criminal networks and gangs and the requirement for staff to look out for the indicators.  
  3. S128 checks for governors – a bit more clarity has been provided here.  A new sentence has been added to the existing advice about checks on maintained school governors that makes it clear that Section 128 checks must be carried out on governors. If a prospective candidate or an existing governor is on the list, they cannot be a school governor.
  4. Associate members – paragraph 174 confirms that you are not required to carry out enhanced DBS checks on associate members of a maintained school governing body.
  5. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Crossley

Our Equality Policy includes our Equality Objectives.

To be ratified at Pupil Welfare Committee 7th November 2019

To be ratified at Personnel Committee 29th October 2019