Compliance Matters 29 - Sept 2021
Welcome to the 29th edition of Compliance Matters - the UK's original eZine for health and safety compliance in the education sector. At Handsam, we're hoping that this school year will lack the uncertainty and drama that has made the business of education so difficult during the last year and a half.
We are delighted to relaunch the Handsam Schools Trips Advisor - find out how it can help you plan the perfect school outing! You may want to go to your local swimming pool, so read our guidance on school swimming.
In this issue, we look at the growing problem of child self-harm and Marilyn Hawes examines the problem of peer-on-peer abuse in the second part of a three-part article. We highlight the new NHS data on eating disorder treatment.
We examine the updates in the latest iteration of Keeping Children Safe in Education and we've updated our online KCSIE training course to reflect the changes.
We are pleased to share some new Handsam resources: new Handsam Improvement Plans and Policy Templates. There's also information on our Department Manager Function and assigning and creating training packages.
The NQT process has changed - find out how in this article.
Following on from last issue, we have the final part of our guidance regarding the new data protection code of practice: The Children's Code. We also have articles on the UK GDPR adequacy decision, fire doors, urgent capital support, the new England Hockey guidance and what a good staff room noticeboard should look like.
Handsam wishes everyone a safe and happy new school year!