Within this section you will see the schools guidlines for adminstration of medicines and coming soon the guidance for the management of Asthma
Transport Services - Vehicle Hire and Maintenance
We provide a comprehensive hire service to schools, including the provision, servicing and inspection of minibuses and other vehicles.
Safe and Sound
You'll find lots of useful information in our help hub, https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/help-hub including how to report, useful links and documents.Most of the information in the hub is suitable for everyone, but where there are items particularly useful for professionals (PRO) or young people (YP) these items are labelled as above so you can easily identify them. You will find lots of useful information on:ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOURBULLYINGCOMMUNITY COHESIONDOMESTIC ABUSEEDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FORCED MARIAGE / HONOUR BASED ABUSEHATE CRIMEMENTAL HEALTHMODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKINGONLINE SAFETY AND CYBER CRIMEPREVENTRECUING VIOLENT CRIMEROAD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTSAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE PEOPLESTALKINGSUBSTANCE MISUSEVIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLSJust Navigate to : https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/help-hub
Schools National Cybersurvey
Please find below an invitation to take part in the 2019 FREE ‘cybersurvey’. This year, at the suggestion of the Children’s Commissioners’ Office, the Autumn term Cybersurvey is going national. Dudley have received a specific invitation for schools to take part. This is a great opportunity for schools and the borough as a whole, to gain insight into our children’s online lives. It will help us to identify any trends, both positive and in relation to online harms, and enable us to formulate responses to identified risk.Dudley children and young people were instrumental in piloting this survey 10 years ago and through various funding streams, we have been able to offer schools the opportunity to take part on subsequent occasions. If your school has previously taken part you will also be able to compare your results to previous years.The letter below contains a FAQ sheet with further details and more information about the cyber survey, including previous reports (by local authority - not school break downs), can be found at: www.thecybersurvey.co.ukI do hope you will take this opportunity for your students to participate in this survey. ‘Sign up’ for the Cybersurvey is required before September 20th 2019, all details are included in the letter below: Dear colleague, RE: Online safety and wellbeing We are delighted to be able to invite your school to participate in the annual Cybersurvey next term. This is the most comprehensive survey on the digital lives and wellbeing of young people. There are no costs to schools and both schools and students are anonymous. What is it? Over the last ten years The Cybersurvey has provided schools with vital insights for safeguarding, online safety education and student wellbeing. It is an online survey for students 11-16 which explores their online experiences and what might influence their online lives. What is produced A detailed survey report is produced along with briefing papers and infographics. Academic papers and briefings are produced in the following year. We have a research partnership with the University of Kingston, Dept of Psychology. Youthworks will provide briefings for schools with ideas for lesson plans or assemblies on the key issues raised by young people. Past reports can be viewed on www.thecybersurvey.co.uk/gallery Quality Our work has been widely recognised and our latest report ’Vulnerable Children in a Digital World’ published in partnership with Internet Matters is referred to in the new DfE Teaching Online Safety in Schools guidance. Adrienne Katz is a CPD accredited trainer and a member of the Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists. She is the author of three books on online safety in schools. The work of our research partner at Kingston University, a forensic psychologist, enables us to be more robust in our analysis.What do we explore? We are interested in the whole ecology of the young person's online life and emotional health. Understanding the motivations and drivers for their online behaviour will inform services and education to respond effectively. We look at how they feel most of the time, what they do online, what is positive for them and whether they encounter risks and harms. We explore these topics through gender, age and offline vulnerability. This results in one of the most detailed and informative dives into the online life of our young people. Practical FAQs How does The Cybersurvey cater for different age groups? Younger respondents are routed through a shorter age-appropriate version while teenagers respond to a wider range of questions. We run a research partnership with a colleague at the University of Kingston Department of Psychology. How long do we have to complete it? The survey opens in mid-October and remains open until the end of Anti-Bullying Week, 15th November Safeguarding: Student’s responses are anonymous, but the IP address is listed, and the school code is logged along with gender and age. Schools are asked to take a register of who is on the survey with the date and time. This is so that we can contact the school if a student tells us something of concern. These occasions are rare, but it is vital. Please have them sign a register. How do we know what our school code is? We provide this to you with your weblink How can we see the questions in advance? Schools can view the questionnaire in advance when given the weblink, by entering the word ‘test’ in the box intended for your school code. Can many students do it at the same time? Yes, there is no limit to the number who can be on the survey at the same time, it will be accessible via computers or tablets. It may take them twenty minutes, but due to skip logic some will finish earlier. GDPR the survey is GDPR compliant and no names of schools or students are used within the dataset. The data will be shared with the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and by signing up to participate, you are agreeing to this. When will we see the results? The first key messages are issued for Safer Internet Day in February 2020 followed by detailed reports in the following weeks. What do we have to do to sign up? Simply sign up for the Cybersurvey before September 20th and we will have everything ready for your school. By signing up you agree that your school will take part. We are keen to get responses from whole classes or year groups, not simply a handpicked few who do not represent all abilities and a range of views. This is very important. We need the school name and at least two contacts at the school as well as the most appropriate way of reporting any safeguarding concern. Please indicate the lead person, any other names, an email you would like us to use and a phone number. Please email email@example.com to sign up providing the information above. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Yours sincerely, Adrienne Katz Director
The Apprenticeship Levy applies to all employers with a pay bill of over £3 million (including local authorities, schools and academies).Central Government set a target requiring public sector bodies to meet an average target of creating apprenticeship starts equivalent to 2.3% of their workforce headcount.This services provides access to exciting opportunities to take advantage of your Apprenticeship Levy.