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We are pleased to announce we have updated our module on Safeguarding and Promoting Child Welfare. This module is a basic introduction to your responsibility as a Governor in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This is a companion module to Safeguarding and Child Protection for...

Revised guidance published yesterday by the Government clarifies the responsibilities of professionals towards safeguarding children, and strengthens the focus away from processes and onto the needs of the child. In response to recommendations from Professor Eileen Munro’s report, A child-centred system, the revised Working together to safeguard children...

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2013, (Tuesday 5 February 2013) is the tenth edition...

Plans to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes with the police and other bodies have been launched. Children’s minister Edward Timpson published consultation proposals to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes on their register with the...

Did you know there are important changes which the Government will be making to criminal records and barring arrangements from September? The Home Office has just issued a leaflet with guidance to these changes. The UK Government is committed to protecting vulnerable groups including children. We want to...

Safeguarding and Child Protection is an important subject for school governors. The Governing Body has a legal obligation to ensure that the school is run so that the welfare of the children and young people is safeguarded and promoted. The Governing Body should ensure that the...

Online debate about the use of biometrics in schools is increasing - both for and against.  I was surprised to see that schools do not have a legal duty to consult parents (although they are advised to). The official ICO guidelines are here; the most recent...

A new school year is starting and ‘bullying’ is a topic being hotly debated on TV and in media.  I’m always drawn to any discussions on bullying – anything which gets it out in the open is a good thing. Back in junior school I was...

Modern Governor is excited to announce the upcoming launch of 3 - yes, 3! - new e-learning courses. There will soon be 3 brand new courses available in the Modern Governor range of e-learning courses.  As always, the courses have been developed specifically for School Governors...

Last week I stumbled across this disturbing news story, which got me thinking about privacy. A Philadelphia school issued 2300 students with mandatory laptops and forbade them from using their own computers at school.  Nor were they allowed to modify or install any other software on...