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Sexual Harassment Between Children - What Do You Need to Know About the New Guidance?

Monday, 05 March 2018

As anticipated in the last edition, the DfE has published new advice about peer on peer abuse entitled Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges.

Sexual Harassment Between Children - What Do You Need to Know About the New Guidance?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Current Issues in Charity Regulation

Monday, 05 March 2018

23 January 2018 should have been a high-point in the media for the charity sector as a whole, as the Duke of Cambridge addressed the Charity Commission's annual meeting with an uplifting speech about the importance of charities to a healthy society...

Current Issues in Charity Regulation

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Fraudsters Targeting Independent Schools

Friday, 12 January 2018

The Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert about a current trend in fraudulent activity targeting independent schools, their parents and students.

Fraudsters Targeting Independent Schools

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Does Your School Know How to Carry Out a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Accountability is a term frequently used in the context of preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. This is because the GDPR not only requires compliance but a demonstration of that compliance.

Does Your School Know How to Carry Out a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

New Guidance for Reporting Serious Incidents - What's Changing?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The Charity Commission has issued new guidance on what a serious incident is and what governors must report.

New Guidance for Reporting Serious Incidents - What's Changing?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

How Does Data Protection Affect Your Handling of Serious Incidents?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Every once in while unexpected and unfortunate events occur. These can range from parental complaints to allegations of abuse. Data protection is increasingly becoming part of your management of these incidents.

How Does Data Protection Affect Your Handling of Serious Incidents?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Charitable Independent Schools - Should You Pay Your Governors?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Charities carry out some of the most important work in society and operate in ever more technical and heavily regulated fields.

Charitable Independent Schools - Should You Pay Your Governors?

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Can You Discipline School Employees for Conduct Outside of Work?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

England cricketer Ben Stokes' conduct outside a Bristol nightclub has been a national talking point.

Can You Discipline School Employees for Conduct Outside of Work?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Working Together to Safeguard Children - What Does the Current Consultation Propose?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The Government is currently consulting on significant revisions to the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children and new regulations to reflect legislative changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

Working Together to Safeguard Children - What Does the Current Consultation Propose?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Does Your School Prevent Staff and Governors from Using Their Personal Email Addresses?

Monday, 09 October 2017

This is a data protection issue which is not often appreciated by schools. In our experience many schools do not realise that staff and governors using their personal email addresses for school work raises data protection risks until it is too late.

Data Protection

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School Fee Recovery - New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

Monday, 09 October 2017

A new Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1 October 2017.

School Fee Recovery - New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

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Employment Update - An Overview of the Latest Key Issues

Monday, 09 October 2017

The summer period has been a particularly busy time for employment law. The key themes keeping the Employment Tribunals busy have included worker status, whistleblowing and discrimination.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

New Memorandum of Understanding Between DfE and Charity Commission - What's Changing?

Monday, 09 October 2017

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Charity Commission and the Department for Education is now available.

Education Law

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New Edition of Charity Governance Code - What Do Schools Need to Know?

Monday, 09 October 2017

The Charity Governance Code has been with us for over a decade and as of July, is now in its third edition. The code is sector, rather than regulator generated, but it has the regulator's endorsement.

Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

Monday, 09 October 2017

Following the volume of news and commentary surrounding the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it should come as no surprise that the pressure is now on schools to ensure they are prepared in time.

Data Protection