Child Protection and Safeguarding - Schools

This section provides guidance to schools on the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures to protect children from deliberate harm.

Useful Downloads

School Safeguarding Audit 2017 - Letter to Head Teachers

Schools Safeguarding Audit 2016-2017 Guidance  - Audit 2016-2017

School Safeguarding Audit Action Plan Template

School Safeguarding Audit 2016-2017 Audit Tool - Audit 2016-2017

North Yorkshire Annual Report to the Governing Body on Safeguarding Children - Model template

Sample School Child Protection Policy - updated November 2017

Sample policy - Child Not Collected 

HT / DSP Induction Pack

Guidance on Safeguarding for Exchange Visits (June 2014)

North Somerset SCR 2012 - Appendix 4

NSPCC Grooming Briefing - Appendix 5

School Child Welfare Files 

Following the recommendations arising from a recent North Yorkshire Serious Case Review, it is strongly recommended that all schools maintain and monitor records in relation to all children who are known to Children’s Social Care.

Child Protection Concern Recording Form  - School Child Protection Concern Recording Form

Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Those Working with Children and Young People in Education Settings 

Children Missing Education - DfE Statutory Guidance  

Forms- Children Missing from Education Information for Schools - Form to Log Information on Children Missing from Education (non-standard transitions)

Amendments to CME Process To all Head Teachers: Changes to CME Guidance - Summary

Sexting Schools and Colleges 

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice-v6 - DfE Statutory Guidance

Communities Tackling FGM in the UK Best Practice Guide

Early Intervention Project 2016  

Overview of Respect Worker Role - 10 to 16 yrs

Respect YPP Referral Form - Referral Form for Expanded Domestic Abuse Support Service


Safer Internet Day 2018 education packs

The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced education packs for ages 3 - 18 which include lesson plans, assemblies, posters, and other quick activities.

Each of the education packs also has an accompanying SID TV educational film, which is designed to complement the lessons and learning objectives in each pack. Further information: Safer Internet Day education packs


Peer-on-peer abuse toolkit for schools and colleges

In collaboration with Dr. Carlene Firmin, Farrer & Co has published a toolkit to help schools prevent, identify early and respond appropriately to peer-on-peer abuse. It provides guidance on developing and introducing a peer-on-peer abuse policy and a template peer-on-peer abuse policy. This interim version will be revised in due course to include a specific focus on digital behaviour. Further information: Peer-on-peer abuse toolkit (PDF)


Keeping children safe in education: consultation on proposed changes

The Department for Education (DfE) is consulting on proposed changes to its statutory guidance on keeping children safe in education. These will reflect the changes being made to the Working together to safeguard children statutory guidance. The consultation also seeks views on a new non-statutory advice document on responding to sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. Deadline is 22 February 2018. Further information: Overview of the consultation

Keeping children safe in education - consultation document (PDF)


New Government guidance on sexual violence and harassment between children

Government publishes new advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence or sexual harassment between children. Further information: Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges (PDF)



Prevention of violent extremist behaviour toolkit

Teaching resources to promote tolerance and understanding of different faiths and cultures

DfE  - The Prevent duty -Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers

Hosting Speakers on School Premises

'Prevent' Teaching and Learning Resource

Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales


Related Pages

Children Missing from Education

School Attendance






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Safeguarding Officer (Education / LADO)

For concerns about adults working with children please contact the Duty LADO on 01609 532477