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Published at the start of every half term by HANDSAM, the leading experts in education compliance management, COMPLIANCE MATTERS keeps education professionals up to date in all aspects of health and safety.

Compliance Matters 33: April 2022

Welcome to the 33rd edition of Compliance Matters - the UK's original eZine for health and safety compliance in the education sector.

In this issue, we're introducing a number of new Handsam resources including a CCTV records log and a risk assessment for long covid.

Menopause will affect many members of staff in the teaching profession. Handsam has created a new policy template that helps to ensure that all staff are well supported.

There are a couple of awareness events during this half term: National Teen Self-esteem Month and Mental Health Awareness Week. We've got the information, guidance and resources on both of those in this issue.

Marilyn Hawes looks at how perpetrators of child abuse can pass almost unnoticed.

An alarming new IICSA inquiry into sexual abuse in residential school settings makes for disturbing reading. Read a summary here.

If you or any of your students are concerned about removing or protecting online photographs and images, please read the current INEQE guidance here.

One of our regular contributors, Martin Cain shares some tips on effective management of student data across family of schools.

We share an article from the FPA on how the government may drop PEEPS requirements from the building safety bill.

Guidance on the use of rebated fuel has changed. Check when rebated fuel can be used here.

Read all about the latest news on all things school trips, including information about the new Avanti West Coast free school trip scheme.

Finally, sign up for the online event discussing violence and sexual harassment between children, Scandal of the Next Century.

Handsam wishes all of our clients, a safe and happy half term.