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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 34: June 2022

Welcome to the 34th edition of Compliance Matters - the UK's original eZine for health and safety compliance in the education sector.

As another long and challenging school year comes to end, Handsam highlights some new guidance and shares some good practice with everyone in the business of education.

In this issue, we examine the new UKCIS guidance on sharing nudes and semi nudes.

The Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance has been updated - find out what has changed for 2022.

Climate change is a huge issue, but how can schools and colleges make a difference? Check out the DfE's new Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy here.

Diabetes Week is 13th-19th June this year - find out how you can get involved here.

Marilyn Hawes looks at how harmful sexual behaviour can be identified in children.

Matin Cain advises on the sensitive topic of managing staff disciplinary investigations.

We highlight the continuing issue of how covid has affected mental health.

Mental health and wellbeing issues are still of huge concern in education. To help those who are suffering, the DfE have produced the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.

Is your school or college looking to establish and operate a separate or single sex service? Read about the Equality and Human Rights Commissions' guidance here.

Handsam have updated the task dashboard - the new guidance on sending an email to all staff regarding their late tasks and the updated tasklist dashboard for cluster managers are available here.

Read all about the new GCSE in Natural History which is soon to be introduced.

The DfE is introducing new Academy Trust Intervention Powers - how will they affect your academy?

Handsam wishes all of our clients, a safe and happy half term and a restful and well-earned summer break!