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Abi Clay

Abi Clay is a nationally respected expert in safeguarding and the Government’s Prevent strategy. A consultant, trainer and speaker, she has more than 30 years’ experience within the school/ FE/HE sector, much of it gained in Leeds and Bradford in West Yorkshire, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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How to respond to peer-on-peer abuse

Children abusing other children has become a significant concern for schools. Abi Clay explains why staff should make use of what they know to respond effectively. Over the years I have spent supporting children, young people and teachers with all aspects of child protection, we have become more...
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Prevent: a year in review

As we reach the end of the first year since the introduction of the Prevent duty, it is time to review the lessons learned and consider the changing landscape of expectations. For me and many colleagues across the country, inclusion of Prevent as part of the counter-extremism strategy and...
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