This section provides guidance to schools on the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures to protect children from deliberate harm.
Schools Safeguarding Audit 2016-2017 Guidance - Audit 2016-2017
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.
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
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
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)
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- North Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board [new window]
Multi-agency board co-ordinating child protection arrangements in North Yorkshire. The site contains helpful guidance to children and families about general parenting issues.
- North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures [new window]
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures
- Department for Education statutory guidance section [new window]
Visit this section of the DfE website to find statutory guidance for schools
- Department for Education advice for schools [new window]
Link to the Advice for Schools section of the DfE website
Safeguarding Officer (Education / LADO)
For concerns about adults working with children please contact the Duty LADO on 01609 532477