CSCP Newsletter - February 2021

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Safer Internet Day 2021

safer internet day

To mark Safer Internet Day on 9 February, NSPCC Learning has brought together a range of online safety training and resources to help keep children safe online. In addition, the NSPCC Library has compiled a reading list on keeping children and young people safe online.

Access the resources: Safer Internet Day 2021: online safety resources

View the reading list: Safer Internet Day 2021

Further information: Safer Internet Day 2021

See also on NSPCC Learning  > Online safety training

Operation Encompass Teacher's Helpline

op encompass

Are you concerned about a child or children in your school who are experiencing domestic abuse?

The Home Office and Department for Education have jointly funded a FREE helpline Operation Encompass Teacher's Helpline 

Childhood vulnerability

childrens commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has published a final report reflecting on her six years as Children’s Commissioner, and looking ahead to the challenges to childhood brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The report calls for a covid covenant for children with a promise from Government to tackle childhood vulnerability and help every child to thrive.

Read the news story: Building back better: reaching England’s left behind children

Read the report: Building back better (PDF)

Safeguarding in schools

uk parliament

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing on the safeguarding responsibilities of schools in England, including the role of governing bodies, head teachers and school staff, the inspection of safeguarding, safe staff recruitment, and procedures for dealing with allegations against members of staff.

Read the briefing: Safeguarding in English schools ​​​​​​​

See also on NSPCC Learning  > Safeguarding and child protection in schools

Podcast: building children and young people’s digital resilience


NSPCC Learning has released a podcast looking at the NSPCC's InCtrl service, designed to prevent technology-assisted child sexual abuse by supporting children and young people to build digital resilience. The podcast discusses: concerns that lead to children being referred to InCtrl; how practitioners work with young people on their online behaviour; the importance of involving parents and carers; and how children and young people’s views have been incorporated into the development and implementation of the service.

Listen to the podcast: Building children and young people’s digital resilience

See also on NSPCC Learning  > InCtrl

> Implementation evaluation of InCtrl