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LFC set to join city’s Pride celebrations

7th July, 2021 10:30 am

Liverpool Football Club is proudly joining the city’s Pride celebrations this month in support of the LGBT+ community across the Liverpool City Region and beyond. LFC will host a variety of Pride-themed activities across the club throughout July, building up to the finale of Liverpool staff and fans marching in solidarity together, albeit virtually, in LCR Pride Foundation’s MarchOnline on... View Article

West Ham appoint first female coach in academy role through the Premier League’s Coach Inclusion & Diversity Scheme.

7th July, 2021 10:05 am

Farley applied for the role in West Ham’s academy through the Premier League’s Coach Inclusion & Diversity Scheme. West Ham have announced the appointment of Nicole Farley as the club’s first female coach. Farley – who has worked in both men’s and women’s development football at clubs including LA Galaxy, Reading Arsenal and Chelsea – applied for the role in West... View Article

Sport England makes governance code changes to boost diversity and athlete welfare

7th July, 2021 9:31 am

Sport England and UK Sport have announced changes to the Code for Sports Governance which will aim to increase diversity on their Boards and senior leadership teams, as well as across the wider organisations. The Code for Sports Governance was launched in 2016, with more than 4,000 organisations receiving Government or National Lottery funding to apply measures. Sport England says... View Article

Assume sex abuse is occurring, schools told

7th July, 2021 8:26 am

School and college staff should assume that peer-on-peer abuse is happening even if nobody has reported it, guidance from the Department for Education recommends. The department’s Keeping Children Safe In Education document will become mandatory in sixth-form and college settings for the first time in September. The guidance warns that abuse can happen outside school or college and can be... View Article

Children prefer online chat to real conversation

7th July, 2021 7:42 am

Three times as many primary children would rather chat to their friends online than in person, a report suggests. Research conducted over the past year found that only 23 per cent of children aged five to 11 said their favourite way of communicating with friends was in person. The rest preferred talking online, 60 per cent using online messaging, 11... View Article

More than one in 10 terror suspects arrested in Britain is a child, figures show

7th July, 2021 7:40 am

‘Perfect storm’ of radicalisation online during coronavirus pandemic, police warn.   More than one in 10 terror suspects arrested in Britain is a child, figures reveal amid mounting concerns over online radicalisation. Thirteen per cent of those arrested in the 12 months to March under terrorism laws were aged under 18, up five per cent. The Home Office says it is the highest... View Article

Updated Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges guidance for England published

6th July, 2021 6:23 pm

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of its Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges guidance for England. The ‘sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges (from September 2021)’ guidance does not come into force until 1 September 2021. Schools and colleges must continue to use the 2018... View Article

English education providers: Keeping children safe in education 2021 has now been released

6th July, 2021 11:25 am

‘Keeping children safe in education 2021’ is for information only and does not come into force until 1 September 2021. Schools and colleges must continue to use ‘Keeping children safe in education 2020’ until then. Please click here to view the guidance. This guidance applies to all schools and colleges and is for: headteachers, teachers and staff governing bodies, proprietors... View Article

Oxfam whistleblower to become first chief executive of autism charity

5th July, 2021 1:34 pm

Helen Evans says she wants to be an openly autistic female charity leader to increase the number of visible neurodiverse women in the workplace. Helen Evans, former head of safeguarding at Oxfam, is to become the first chief executive of the autism charity the PDA Society. Evans, who has spent almost the past two years as director of the neurological... View Article

Mobile phones could be banned from schools in England as early as January

5th July, 2021 11:28 am

Mobile phones will be banned from schools in England as soon as January under plans being considered by the Government, i can reveal. The news came as the Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, weighed in behind ministers to support a ban. Last week, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson launched a consultation on behaviour in schools which will look at “creating mobile phone-free” days. Pending the outcome of the consultation, i understands that ministers are intent on... View Article