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STOP PRESS: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Publishes Interim Report

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report yesterday, setting out the work of the Inquiry and its progress to date.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report yesterday, setting out the work of the Inquiry and its progress to date.

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

STOP PRESS: Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

As safeguarding concerns reach unprecedented levels, what does the Charity Commission's recent focus mean for you and your charity?

Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Was it Fair to Dismiss a Head Teacher for Failure to Disclose Relationship with a Sex Offender?

Friday, 23 March 2018

Yes, held the Supreme Court in the recent case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. An employment tribunal had been entitled to find that the dismissal was in the range of reasonable responses.

Was it Fair to Dismiss a Head Teacher for Failure to Disclose Relationship with Sex Offender?

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Employment Law - What Schools Can Expect in 2018

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

2017 was a significant year for employment law and this looks like it will continue into 2018. We have set out the key employment law issues which might affect schools in 2018.

Employment Law - What Schools Can Expect in 2018

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Gender Pay Update - Clarification of Calculations for Term Time Only Workers

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

With the first publication date approaching in April 2018, many schools are in the process of finalising their gender pay data...

Gender Pay Update - Clarification of Calculations for Term Time Only Workers

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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