The designated Safeguarding & Child Protection Lead for St Mary's University Institute of Education is Anna Lise Gordon.
Below are a number of links to some very useful guidance which will inform you of best practice when dealing with these difficult and sensitive areas within your teaching practice.
Free online training is available with The Education and Training Foundation.
You will have to register, but it is free and very worthwhile exploring.
Safeguarding, child protection, FGM and Prevent
St Mary's University Safeguarding
Please see the teacher-training-specific St Mary's University ITT Safeguarding Policy.
Government guidance on how to follow safeguarding procedures when planning remote education strategies and teaching remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The DfE's statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
The DfE's statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism. The guidance was updated following a Court of Appeal judgement in March 2019.
Government guidelines for addressing FGM in schools include the FGM resource pack.
There is additional information from the Home Office: these documents raise awareness of FGM and provide advice on preventative measures.
Find out how the child protection system works across the UK on the NSPCC Learning website.
Guidance for inspectors carrying out inspections under the education inspection framework from September 2019.
Government guidance on how to protect, advise and support victims of forced marriage.
Guidance supporting schools to teach pupils how to stay safe online when studying new and existing subjects.
An article from SecEd offering advice to help achieve the eight key features of good and outstanding practice identified by Ofsted.
News and advice from the NSPCC regarding online safety, setting up parental controls, and how to broach these subjects with children.