Welcome to the Vulnerable pupils section

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:53

Here you will find all the articles, Toolkit items and Q&As relating to vulnerable pupils.

Scroll down to see the articles, supporting Toolkit documents and Q&As in this section. You will find the most recent ones listed at the top.

Articles

  • A proactive approach to safeguarding

    A proactive approach to safeguarding  

    The importance of developing a safeguarding culture is well known by schools. But how can you prioritise vigilance to make the school proactive rather than reactive? Suzanne O’Connell outlines some key factors.

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  • Sexual violence and harassment between pupils

    Sexual violence and harassment between pupils  

    The impact of all forms of sexual harassment is now more fully recognised. Schools must address this issue wherever it occurs between pupils. Suzanne O’Connell looks at the DfE’s new guidance and how schools might apply it.

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  • Strategies for dealing with short-term absence and punctuality problems

    Strategies for dealing with short-term absence and punctuality problems  

    The attendance officer’s work isn’t only about addressing persistent absence. The day-to-day issues of motivating and maintaining the school community must be a high priority. Attendance officer Pamela Caudwell explains how this is done at Sandymoor School.

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  • Looking out for the signs of abuse

    Looking out for the signs of abuse  

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidelines about recognising, assessing and responding to abuse and neglect of children and young people. This article looks at the main points of the report, and the principles for working with children, young people and parents.

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  • Gangs - Working with your community

    Gangs - Working with your community  

    Recent research suggests that children as young as 10 are being targeted by gangs. Schools are in an ideal position to challenge the myths that surround them. But where and how should they begin? Suzanne O’Connell gives the SBM some places to start.

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  • Attendance: An acceptable absence of guidance?

    Attendance: An acceptable absence of guidance?  

    Following the Supreme Court ruling on the Platt case, Ben Whitney emphasises the importance of the discretion of the headteacher and the need to examine context when making decisions and setting targets related to attendance. 

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  • Safeguarding: Everyone’s responsibility

    Safeguarding: Everyone’s responsibility  

    With new safeguarding guidance released, it’s time to check your arrangements and update your staff. Suzanne O’Connell outlines the most important points of which everyone should be aware.

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  • Keeping children safe in education

    Keeping children safe in education  

    The new statutory guidance gives clear guidelines on schools’ responsibilities. We summarise the essentials that all staff should know.

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