Resources and Support for Children Over the Summer Holidays

According to a new survey, more than one in five parents are worried about how they will feed their family during the summer holidays amid sky-high food costs.    The Food Foundation estimates that over 2.5 million children are experiencing food insecurity, meaning that they’re unable to access a healthy, sufficient and affordable diet.   These children are at a […]

How to Prepare for a Child Protection Conference

Although attending a child protection conference can feel intimidating, especially if it is your first time, there are many ways in which you can prepare for the process.   As a teacher or safeguarding lead, making sure that you take the time to thoroughly prepare for a conference can make all the difference to the individual […]

Children’s Mental Health Week: Monitoring Signs is Key

The theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Let’s Connect – which is centred around the importance of meaningful connections both during Children’s Mental Health Week and beyond.   In recent years there has been an unprecedented amount of change in educational settings including school closures, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and teacher strikes, which have resulted in […]

How CPOMS Saved Me During an Ofsted Inspection

The date was Thursday 11 October 2018. The Tuesday before, Ofsted had announced a surprise inspection at a CPOMS customer’s school.  After having enjoyed relatively calm day compared to her colleagues, this CPOMS user — the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead at the time — was feeling relaxed about the inspection so far. Then, everything changed.  This user, now a CPOMS […]

How to Monitor Pupil Wellbeing After the Holiday Break

Returning to school after the holidays can be daunting for young people and staff alike. But after spending so much time away, it’s a great opportunity to focus on student safeguarding and wellbeing.   In this article we’ll offer some insight into the importance of focusing on pupil wellbeing after an extended break, and how CPOMS […]

How to Track and Record Physical Signs of Poor Wellbeing

While it can be difficult to clearly identify signs of poor wellbeing in young people, recording information about their behavioural, emotional or physical wellbeing, no matter how small, is important. Doing so can help safeguarding leads and wider staff to spot trends and build a bigger picture of a pupil’s health and wellbeing over a […]

Why Student Wellbeing Policies Matter to Parents Selecting Schools

Parents have a lot to consider when searching for the right school for their children. Some focus on academic attainment and Ofsted reports whilst others rely on word-of-mouth reviews from other parents and carers. More and more, parents are looking to the wellbeing policies that schools have, seeing this as an important aspect of their child’s education […]

Anti-Bullying Week: Spotting, Recording and Monitoring Bullying in Schools

Bullying and friendship issues affect millions of lives each year. By law, all state and private schools must have a behaviour policy in place that includes measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.   This policy is decided by the local authority for state schools, and all staff, pupils and parents must be told […]

2022 KCSIE Guidance– are you up to date? 

The new version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance has been in force for a couple of months. We’ve put together the following summary of the key changes so you can be sure you are up to date.  This isn’t an exhaustive list, and it’s still important for you to read through the guidance […]