Safeguarding During Covid-19 Crisis

Free Guidance and Resources From MyConcern To Support You In Keeping Children Safe

Fortnightly Covid-19 Safeguarding Support Sessions

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Domestic Abuse and COVID 19

In this unprecedented health crisis, perpetrators of domestic abuse will use infection control measures as a tool of coercive and controlling behaviour and may impose stricter and more unrealistic regimes on their families’ activities and behaviours. Our blog discusses steps that be taken to protect victims of domestic abuse during this time.

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Free Guide: Safeguarding During School Closures

During Covid-19 school closures, educational establishments are still responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all pupils, those at home and those vulnerable pupils still in school. In many cases, safeguarding will need to be managed remotely.

We've created this handy guide to highlight the issues which students at home will be at a higher risk of during school closures. Share this with all staff so that they know what to look out for to keep your students safe from home.

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Covid-19 and Safeguarding Practice Top 10 Tips for MyConcern Users

We recognise that schools continue to have a vital role to play in safeguarding vulnerable children during this period of school closures and that safeguarding leads and their staff are having to adapt quickly to the current crisis.

Given that schools have had to adopt remote working practices at very short notice and with limited resources it is increasingly important that users understand how to get the very best out of their online systems. 

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Covid-19 Concern Categories

To help you monitor and track those students in your care who may be affected by Covid-19, we've added three new categories to MyConcern:

  • Covid-19 (Symptoms)

  • Covid-19 (Confirmed)

  • Covid-19 (Welfare Check)

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DfE Guidance on Attendance and Vulnerable Young People

On 22nd March the British Government issued separate guidance on Attendance Recording for Educational settings and on Vulnerable Children and Young People during COVID-19 School Closures. 

Our Director of Safeguarding Services, Mike Glanville, has created a helpful summary of this guidance.

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Our Covid-19 Update

We understand that these unprecedented times are filled with uncertainty. We'd like to give you peace of mind that we are continuing to provide a high level of service to all of our customers.

Our MyConcern Safeguarding Software is still running as normal and all of our teams are working remotely to support this essential safeguarding tool and provide our other services.

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