Supporting our community through cost-of-living challenges: staff briefing

Get your staff up to speed with what they need to know about the impact of cost-of-living challenges. Re-cap key safeguarding concerns, how to spot the signs a pupil might be struggling, and get tips on how to have sensitive conversations with families.

Last reviewed on 13 October 2023
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  1. 30-minute briefing: the impact of cost-of-living challenges on our community

30-minute briefing: the impact of cost-of-living challenges on our community

Use this presentation to get every member of staff feeling confident about how to handle concerns that might arise from cost of living challenges. This briefing is adaptable, so you can include your school's specific procedures.

You'll cover:

  • How this issue is creating the perfect safeguarding storm
    • We've focused on specific safeguarding concerns related to cost-of-living challenges:
      • Poverty
      • Mental health
      • Domestic abuse
      • Bullying, including cyber-bullying
      • Child criminal exploitation (CCE) e.g. 'county lines'
      • Homelessness
  • How to spot the signs a pupil may need support
  • What to do if you need to report something
  • How to have sensitive conversations with families

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Adapt the yellow highlighted parts to suit your school's circumstances.

Cost of living staff briefing PPTX, 3.2 MB

Use these facilitator notes as your step-by-step guide to preparing for and delivering this

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