Some updates… but please avoid overwhelm!
The world changes at a fast pace, and it can sometime be hard to keep up. I try to keep all my clients update about key documents and changes in their area of work. I always get lots of ‘thank yous’ so thought I would share this more widely! There are some links to updates and useful resources linked to various areas of my work below.
A note of caution!!
We all need to care for ourselves at the moment – there is so much to contend with. As I share this list, hoping it is supportive I realise that this could contribute to the feelings of overwhelm!! So have a look at the topic which interests you most, and perhaps just set aside 20 minutes with a hot drink to read it through and pick out what might be of use and support.
The Department for Education (DfE) has updated Keeping children safe in education, the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment, and the Staffing and employment guidance for schools in England to reflect legal changes following exit from the EU, including guidance on checking the past conduct of individuals who have lived or worked overseas. A really useful update.
If you have been on one of my courses, we often talk about the impact of historic safeguarding issues. You may find the report into the ‘Magdalene nurseries’ for unmarried mothers in Ireland of interest. It makes challenging reading for all safeguarding practitioners.
The information about extension to certificates is here.
At a course this week we had some good discussions about what to if you need to do resuscitation during the pandemic – there is a useful update on this found here.
On several courses we have talked about the impact of the pandemic on children’s development – there is a useful piece of research here.
Managing teams in COVID
This is another discussion point which has come up when I have been working with teams and doing one to one coaching. Some useful tips here.
As always, if I can be of any support please