SEND Support – Information for Parents

SEND Support Cognus supports children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), and their families/carers. We provide advice, advocacy and training. Cognus also provides home to school travel assistance and other practical help, such as Paving the Way and the Autism Service. SEND is identified in many different ways. It could be a health visitor when the child is […]

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Team Around the Family Meetings

The Team Around the Family (TAF) is a generic term used to describe the group of professionals, volunteers and members of the wider family who are involved; it must include family members working alongside professionals. TAF meetings are when the family meets with the different key professionals involved in supporting them, to produce a plan […]

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Resources for Families

Parenting and family support – Family Lives – Offers a free and confidential helpline service for families. You can call them on 0808 800 2222 about any aspect of parenting and family life or visit their website – https://www.familylives.org.uk/ Online Safety Information – October 2022 SG Leaflet for parents Understanding Risks Outside of the Home The importance of outdoor learning

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Training Testimonials

The Education Safeguarding Team are available to lead bespoke training within your school or setting.  We offer a flexible delivery, either face-to-face or virtual dependent on your individual need or preference.  Please contact hayley.cameron@cognus.org.uk to discuss pricing or to make a booking.  Testimonial from our virtual delivery ‘The training was superb.  It made us reflect as a school […]

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Bitesize Safeguarding Training Videos and Accompanying Slides

Recording and Slides for June 2024 Bitesize Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews – Training Print Recording and slides for March 2024 Child Sexual Exploitation, Sextortion and Grooming Slides Meeting Transcript – Child Sexual Exploitation, Sextortion and Grooming Recording and slides for February 2024 Working Together to Safeguard Children Guidance Updates Recording and slides for […]

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Useful Links

Useful Links- updated February 2022 Keeping Children Safe in Education Working Together to Safeguard Children What to do if you are worried a child is being abused Searching, Screening and Confiscation Use of Reasonable Force Sharing Nudes and Semi-Nudes Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children in Schools and Colleges Children Missing Education Female Genital […]

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General communication

You said: A regular bulletin with safeguarding information would be useful. We did: Regular safeguarding briefings have been sent out to DSLs since March.  These will continue to for the foreseeable future. Next year, we will be developing a safeguarding newsletter that will be sent out termly. Any contributions from DSLs (examples of good practice, information etc.) […]

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