This section provides guidance to schools on the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures to protect children from deliberate harm.
Safeguarding sessions taking place in North Yorkshire - June 2022
A programme of free on-line sessions for anyone working with children or adults in North Yorkshire are taking place during Safeguarding Week in June.
Professionals from the Safeguarding Adults Boards, Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, Community Safety Partnerships across North Yorkshire, the City of York and East Riding have come together and developed an extensive programme of learning events, seminars and interactive sessions which all underpin this year’s theme; Safeguarding is Everybody’s Business.
The free on-line sessions will be taking place during Safeguarding week, from June 20 to 24.
Spurred on by the success of Safeguarding Week 2021, the safeguarding partners have worked to extend the range of topics being covered this year.
While a number of the sessions are open only to professionals working in the safeguarding sector, the majority of the sessions are also open to the public. The week-long programme of over 50 sessions caters for members of the public who want to learn more about safeguarding.
Covering topics such as support for children and young people impacted by Domestic Abuse, signs of radicalisation, keeping children safe on-line, fraud awareness and protection, the power of the bystander amongst many other safeguarding areas.
The sessions have been designed to stimulate discussion, spark innovation and share best practice. Each session will be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field.
The full programme of events is open for viewing and booking via EventBrite and early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.
All the agencies involved will be sharing information across their social media channels and website in the run up to Safeguarding week and throughout the week. To follow along look for the hashtag #safeguardingweek2022
Parent & Carer Behaviour Policy
Safeguarding audit for schools - 2020/21
North Yorkshire Annual Report to the Governing Body on Safeguarding Children - Model template - updated September 2020
School Sample Child Protection Manual - September 2021 - New Schools Child Protection Manual which replaces the Sample School Child Protection Policy. This document has been updated to reflect KCSIE 2021.
NYSCP Covid -19 School Child Protection Policy Addendum - January 2021
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.
Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Those Working with Children and Young People in Education Settings (highlighting changes - May 2019)
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
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)
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 Partnership [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 533080