Restraint and restrictive intervention: draft guidance
The Department of Health is consulting on draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs.
The consultation is seeking views on how well this draft guidance helps a range of settings and services to support children recognised as being at higher risk of restraint. The guidance applies to health and care settings and special educational settings.
The consultation closes on 24th January 2018.
FLSE will be responding to the consultation on behalf of its members – please could you let Lorraine – firstname.lastname@example.org have your comments by 19th January
Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper
The government is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.
The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.
The proposals include:
creating a new mental health workforce of community-based mental health support team
every school and college will be encouraged to appoint a designated lead for mental health
a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted in some areas
The closing date for responses is 2nd March 2018
For more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper
FLSE will be responding to the consultation on behalf of its members – please could you let Lorraine – email@example.com have your comments by 23rd February.
Revised Keeping Children Sage in Education Document
The DfE are seeking views on:
revisions to ‘Keeping children safe in education’, the statutory guidance that sets out what schools and colleges should do and the legal duties with which they must comply to keep children safe
new advice on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
Following this consultation, the government proposes to update and replace the current statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education 2016’ from September 2018.
The closing date for responses is 22nd February 2018.
For more information: https://consult.education.gov.uk/safeguarding-in-schools-team/keeping-children-safe-in-education/
Annex H (Page 92) in the revised document (accessed from the link above) outlines all of the changes to the new document.
FLSE will be responding to the consultation on behalf of its members – please could you let Lorraine – firstname.lastname@example.org have your comments by 15th February.
Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
This advice for schools is for:
governing bodies of maintained schools and colleges
proprietors of independent schools (including academies, free schools and alternative provision academies) and non-maintained special schools
management committees of pupil referral units
headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads
what sexual violence and harassment is
schools’ and colleges’ legal responsibilities
a whole school or college approach to safeguarding and child protection
how to respond to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment