Home Office and DfE, How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq

This briefing note is aimed at head teachers, teachers and safeguarding leads and provides advice about online terrorist and extremist material. It includes a short summary of some of the main ISIL propaganda claims and identifies social media sites which ISIL is using.


DfE Safeguarding and Radicalisation Research (2017)

DfE study in the context of the new and emerging nature of this area of practice for safeguarding professionals. The research aims to develop a deeper understanding of how Local Authorities are responding to radicalisation, and to begin to gather evidence of emerging practice about what works in social care interventions.


DfE, Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Guidance (2017)

This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help those who work with children and families to identify child sexual exploitation and take appropriate action in response. 
This advice replaces the 2009 guidance Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation and should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).


DfE, Child Sexual Exploitation Annexes (2017)

Annexes to the Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Guidance


UKCCIS Sexting in schools and colleges (2016)

Non statutory guidance for schools and colleges on how to respond to incidents and safeguard children and young people. This guidance should be read alongside DfE, Keeping children safe in education (2016) and DfE Searching, screening and confiscation advice for schools.


NICE Guideline, Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Non-statutory multi-agency guidance. This guideline covers children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour, including those on remand or serving community or custodial sentences. It aims to ensure these problems don't escalate and possibly lead to them being charged with a sexual offence. It also aims to ensure no-one is unnecessarily referred to specialist services.


Home Office, Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines Guidance (2018)

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults is a geographically widespread form of harm that is a typical feature of county lines activity. It is a harm which is relatively little known about or recognised by those best placed to spot its potential victims. This guidance is intended to explain the nature of this harm to enable practitioners to recognise its signs and respond appropriately so that potential victims get the support and help they need.


Home Office Preventing youth violence and gang involvement (2015)

This guidance is intended as a resource upon which schools and colleges can draw. It includes advice on the support available to address problems of youth violence or gangs; a summary of what works in preventing violence; some considerations when commissioning programmes to improve outcomes for young people; and a set of resources and practical checklists.


DfE Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked

This non-statutory good practice guidance is for agencies in England which are likely to encounter, or have referred to them, children and young people who may have been trafficked. It is intended to help agencies safeguard and promote the welfare of children who may have been trafficked


HM Government Multi Agency Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation (2016)

This statutory guidance provides information on FGM, including on the law on FGM in England and Wales. The guidance provides advice and support to front-line professionals who have responsibilities to safeguard and support women and girls affected by FGM, in particular to assist them in identifying when a girl or young woman may be at risk of FGM and responding appropriately; identifying when a girl or woman has had FGM and responding appropriately; and implementing measures that can prevent and ultimately help end the practice of FGM.


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