Designated safeguarding lead

Designated safeguarding lead might be a role you have heard of but you might be unsure of what their responsibilities are at school. You might need to seek their support if you have concern about a pupil or a pupil makes a disclosure to you.

Disqualification by association

Disqualification by association no longer applies to teachers in schools. Under the Childcare Act 2006 teachers working with children under the age of eight could be disqualified from teaching because of offences committed by people who live in the same household as them.

Harmful online challenges and hoaxes

Online challenges and hoaxes can be harmful to pupils and present a risk to your employment as a teacher. We provide a summary of the guidance from the DfE and link to further information on this topic.