What is the KCSIE document?
The KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) document, is a piece of statutory guidance that contains staffs legal duties. “The above persons should ensure that all staff in their school or college read at least Part one of this guidance.” - KCSIE
Who does the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 apply to?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all educational institutes, this includes:
- Free schools
- Specialised schools
- Primary schools
- Secondary schools
- Pupil referral units
Are schools subject to food inspections?
Yes. In the UK, all schools are subject to a Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspection.
Is Safeguarding Training mandatory for all school staff?
All those working within an educational institution, regardless of their role, must complete Safeguarding Training. However, depending on their role, there are different levels of safeguarding training required.
Does every school need a Designated Safeguarding Lead?
All educational institutes should have a DSL in order to meet the legal requirements of safeguarding children.
What is Prevent Duty?
Prevent Duty is part of the safeguarding duty placed on those working in education. This duty aims to help prevent children and young people being drawn into terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.
Do I need a safeguarding policy?
Yes. A safeguarding policy will include policies and procedures that are in place in your workplace to work towards preventing harm to children. They should detail what to do with a concern about a child’s welfare and the procedure once it is raised.
What are the 6 rights of administering medication in schools?
Errors in administering medication can have devastating effects. Always remember the Six Rights of Administration - they go as follows:
- Right Person
- Right Medicine
- Right Dose
- Right Time
- Right Route
- The right to refuse
FAQs regarding our Education courses
Why are our Education Health & Safety & HR Compliance courses important?
Our training courses help those in the Education sector to easily work towards compliance with legislation and keep themselves and children in their care safe from harm.
How long are my certificates valid for?
It is up to the training administrator of the employee as to when training needs to be refreshed. However, to stay up-to-date with legislation, we recommend that training should be renewed every year.
What devices are these courses available from?
Our courses can be completed on a range of devices, they’re compatible with Desktops, laptops, mobile phones, iPads and other tablets
What approvals do these courses have?
These courses are CPD Accredited and have various approvals such as IOSH, RoSPA and IIRSM.
Documents and resources
Common warning signs of abuse in children
This resource shows the common signs of abuse. If you recognise any of these signs in a child, regardless of whether you suspect a particular type of abuse or not, you need to respond appropriately.
Common symptoms of a MILD or MODERATE allergic reaction
A little reminder of the most common symptoms of a mild or moderate allergic reaction, so you know what to look out for in a child with allergies.
Most common food allergens
This document is perfect to pin up on a notice board at school for teachers and pupils alike.
Steps to Safer Recruitment - Safer Recruitment in Education
Steps to Safer Recruitment. This shows the 14 steps to safer recruitment, right from the planning stage, through to the induction and probationary period.
Keeping Children Safe on Social Media
Do you know how to safeguard children from the dangers of Social Media? Our guide looks at platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat!
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan for Schools
This form should be completed for anyone who requires assistance with any aspect of an emergency evacuation.
Signs of Mental Ill-Health in Children
For those working with children, it is key to know what the signs of mental ill-health are. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. Here is what you should look out for in a child who might need your help…
Training Plan for those working in Schools
We have created training plans for employee training as they start to return to work during and after COVID-19. These templates can be used to plan your employee’s training with some recommended training courses for those working in Schools. You will also find a blank template on the second page if you’d like to make your own training plan.
The essentials of Health & Safety and HR Compliance in Education
Each and every educational institution has a responsibility to protect the children in their care from harm.
- Learn how Health & Safety and HR compliance impacts Education
- Demonstrates some of the most common safeguarding issues
- Learn about various complex needs children might have that schools need to assist with
- Discover relevant legislation to those working in Education
- Recognise the need for educational professionals to protect children from harm