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Institutions have a legal duty in terms of Health and Safety legislation to protect staff, students and others from any reasonably foreseeable harm as well as a common law duty of care towards staff, students and others.


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Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

New Guidance for HE in Handling External Speakers

This guidance from Universities UK provides a framework for institutions to review and improve their own procedures when inviting external speakers to their university.

Smartphones - Guidance on How to Protect Information

The ICO has released guidance on how information on smartphones can be kept more safely and securely.

Training Vital when Using Twitter and Facebook

Misuse of social media puts the integrity of the institution at risk.

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