Each and every educational institution has a responsibility to protect the children in their care from harm. Whether this is physical or mental, it is part of staff’s wider safeguarding responsibility. This also applies to voluntary staff. School staff are in a position of trust in a pupil’s daily life, and may often find that children confide in them.
The Department of Education reported that the number of ‘children in need’ increased in 2018, from 389,040 in 2017 to 404,710. It is important that you are able to recognise the signs of a child in need in your care.
Effective Health & Safety and HR Compliance Training for those working in the Education sector can help keep staff and children safe and improve wellbeing. We’ve put together a free white paper on the topic to inform employers, employees & voluntary staff on Health & Safety and HR compliance for those caring for children as part of their job; more accurately what things staff should look out for and how to deal with situations where children are already in harm.
By downloading our White Paper, you'll gain a better understanding of Health & Safety and HR Compliance within Education, particularly on the following topics:
- Fire Safety
- Food Safety & Hygiene
- Supporting Children with complex needs
- Teachers mental health and wellbeing
- Client Stories
- How iHASCO can help you
As part of your duty as an educational professional, you have a responsibility to protect children from harm or abuse. Regardless of your position, from teachers to support staff, dinner ladies to care-takers, all staff who come into regular contact with children fall under this responsibility.