Dealing with bullying and how to create a culture of safety in schools
Anti-Bullying Week 2022 is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is held from November 14th- until the 18th. The theme this year is “Reach Out.” In 2021, 80% of schools marked the week, reaching over 7.5 million children and young people. The campaign exists to remind everyone to “reach out and show each other the support we need.” Bullying can take many forms and can be detrimental in many ways to a child’s physical health, well-being, and mental health. Some examples of why a child may experience bullying can be because of their race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, shyness, disability, home life, family, values, clothing, or even because their bully is jealous of their success or appearance etc. We know that it can also have a lasting impact on some children into adulthood...
Children On Social Media: Making the Digital World Safer
We have shared at length about safeguarding children on the internet in general. Considering the level of content consumption around us, a deeper and closer look at children’s and teens’ interaction with social media in particular is merited. There’s no doubt that children are spending more time online than ever before. Younger and younger children are getting exposed to the social media world and the pandemic-driven shift to hybrid and online learning has only accelerated their exposure to the online world....
Kritika M Narula
Dealing With Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Our childhood experiences can have a significant impact on how we are able to grow and develop physically, mentally, and socially. We all grow up to experience a variety of attachments within our various relationships, some positive and some negative. “Children’s development and mental health are affected by various factors, including the environments they are raised in, the relationships they build and their experiences.."
Introducing the New 'Online Checks' Feature
In association with our partner Verile, we are now able to offer the following additional services to the Enhanced DBS Services, directly through the app. The new "Online Checks" section for Schools/Trusts to use to record online and social media information as per the latest KCSiE guidelines. KCSiE 2022 recommends that educational settings should consider conducting online searches as part of their due diligence during the recruitment process.
The SCR Tracker Team
Gearing up for change: Ofsted’s new 5-year strategy
In its new 5-year strategy, Ofsted takes account of the educational context shaped by the pandemic and proposes efforts to ramp up inspections and focus on early years learning. In this blog, we look at the ramifications of these strategic priorities and how safeguarding checks can be incorporated under the same.
Kritika M Narula