Jellyfish and Portuguese Man-of-War Stings

Specialist activities and visits

Recent research has called into question the commonly-accepted treatment for lion’s mane jellyfish stings.  Medical authorities have yet to have a chance to consider this research, so it is not yet included in NHS advice.  With many people heading for the sea this summer, we have updated 7e Jellyfish and Portuguese Man-of-War Stings to refer to the new research.

You can download the revised guidance here.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)

Legal Framework Specialist activities and visits

The Government has recently updated its guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE). As a result, and after discussions with DfE, we have made minor amendments to National Guidance document 3.2g Vetting and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), specifically about DBS checks for adults involved in homestays. We have similarly updated the document 7f Exchanges and Homestays.

You can download the revised document 3.2g here, and you can download the revised 7f here.

Local Authority Officer

Essential Roles and responsibilities

You can now browse documents that set out the particular responsibilities of a Local Authority, as well as its responsibilities as an Employer. These documents are aimed at Directors of Children’s Services (and equivalent roles), Heads of Service, and local authority staff who have involvement with children and young people, such as through social services, youth services, education services etc.

See Local Authority Officer, under the Essential Guidance tab.

Corporate Parenting

Employer Systems and Requirements Legal Framework

A new National Guidance document has been published: 3.1c “Corporate Parenting”.  This document provides guidance to Local Authorities about their role as Corporate Parents in relation to to outdoor learning, off-site visits and Learning Outside the Classroom.  It discusses the need to achieve the right balance between safeguarding and the encouragement of opportunities for Looked-After Children, by ensuring that appropriate systems and advice are in place for different settings.  It also highlights other relevant National Guidance documents.

You can download the new document here.