Families

Reaching out to our Designated Safeguarding Leads

December 2023 In the autumn term, 42% (30/72) of our settings attended the Early Years and PVI Designated Safeguarding Lead Update Sessions. In the autumn term, 80% (34/41) of our schools attended the Primary Designated Safeguarding Lead Update Sessions. In the autumn term, 93% (14/15) of our schools attended the Secondary Designated Safeguarding Lead Update Sessions. In the autumn term, 83% (5/6) of our Special […]

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Meet the Safeguarding team

Below is some background information on the people behind Cognus’ Safeguarding service. Hayley Cameron Education Safeguarding Manager Hayley has worked in Sutton and Croydon Schools since 2005 and has been a Designated Safeguarding Lead since 2008. She was appointed as Deputy Head Teacher for Safeguarding and Pastoral Care at Avenue Primary Academy in 2015 before […]

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Children Missing Education

Do you know a Child Missing Education? What a Child Missing Education means: A child ‘Missing Education’ is a child of compulsory school age who is NOT a registered pupil at a school and is NOT receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school (e.g. home educated or receiving paid for tuition) Section 436A of the Education Act 1996 (amended – Education and […]

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Educational resources

We have listed below a range of online organisations and resources that can support you with home education. Please let us know if you are aware of other resources or information that may benefit other families that we can include here. Sutton’s Local Offer has a wealth of information advice and guidance about services and provision […]

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The Law relating to EHE

The government’s aim is to ensure all children and young people receive world-class education which allows them to reach their potential, and live a more fulfilled life regardless of background, in a safe environment. Educating children at home, works well when it is a positive choice and carried out with proper regard for the needs […]

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Health and Safeguarding

As a service acting on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton, we are committed to protecting and safeguarding children and young people and ensuring that children and families can access help and support when they need it most. Health and immunisations Health information, checks and immunisation are available for electively home educated children via […]

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Reporting and Safeguarding

As a service acting on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton, we are committed to protecting and safeguarding children and young people and ensuring that children and families can access help and support when they need it most. Local Authorities have the same safeguarding responsibilities for children educated at home that they would for […]

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