For Your Information

Goodness & Mercy

Goodness and Mercy is a selection of RSHE resources written primarily for Church of  England schools.

All schools are welcome to use them. It is named from the last line of the well-loved 23rd Psalm:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

https://goodnessandmercy.co.uk/

Right to Withdraw Guidance

The following recommendation concerning the right to withdraw is from Derek Holloway from Church House. Please click on the link below:

Guidance on Managing the Right of Withdrawal from Religious Education

Derek Holloway recommends the following publication that will aid schools concerning the right to withdraw. Please click on link below to be taken to the publication:


Safeguarding

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

The government has published the latest update to Keeping Children Safe in Education, which will come in to force on 1st September 2020. The DfE are at pains to say that this document is ‘For Information Only’, and schools should continue to refer to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016.

An article and a 16 minute video about the new guidance has been produced by Andrew Hall Specialist Safeguarding Consultant and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (DfE, 2018)

Originally published in December 2017, the government have republished the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment guidance, with a May 2018 date. There are a number of changes from the original, although they are additions rather than change of advice. A summary of the key actions and guidance now forms Part 5 of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Download the document here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707653/Sexual_Harassment_and_Sexual_Violence_Advice.pdf