Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dylan Seabridge Child Practice Review July 2016

The Concise Child Practice Review  into Dylan Seabridge’s death was published on July 8th 2016. (These replaced Serious Case Reviews in Wales a few years ago)  The Review makes it clear that the family was not “hidden” but that information was not evaluated  appropriately and was not shared with the relevant professionals. The Review also finds that procedures were followed. Continue reading

Ofsted Local Authority Safeguarding Children Extremism Radicalisation

On July 8th 2016 Ofsted published an Advice Letter from Sir Michael Wilshaw to Secretary of State Nicky Morgan. The first part of the letter relates specifically to Birmingham. Sir Michael then goes on to consider WIDER issues safeguarding. Sir Michael wants the Government to conclude its proposed reforms to track children coming out of school and also  to “support” Ofsted in additional monitoring of local councils where children are at risk of extremism and radicalisation.  Continue reading

Central College Nottingham 14-16 September 2016


These free courses are available at Central College Nottingham for home educated 14-16s from September 2016, including GCSEs in English, Maths, Science, History and Psychology. The Level 1 BTEC Art and Design is NEW.  More about home educated 14-16 college funding here  Continue reading

14-16 Home Ed Courses at Myerscough College

Message for home educators from Laura Wallace at Myerscough College Lancashire, including details of NEW 14-16 English and Maths GCSE course at the Blackburn Campus. Please get in touch ASAP about these courses. (Information about 14-16 home educated college funding here ) Continue reading

Ofsted Safeguarding Inspections Tally July 2016

It’s worth looking to see if your local authority is rated inadequate by Ofsted or as requires improvement, or has not been inspected yet. If so, you are likely to see your LA behaving defensively. More about Ofsted SIF safeguarding inspections here. (NB Ofsted is currently consulting on scaled-back inspections once this cycle is completed)

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