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.

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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

note to schools

model policy

template procedure

Safeguarding audit for schools - 2020/21

School Safeguarding Audit 2020/21 Letter to Head Teachers

School Safeguarding Audit 2020/21 Guidance

School Safeguarding Audit 2022-23 Audit Tool

Other documents

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

Sample policy - Child Not Collected 

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 (2019)

Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Those Working with Children and Young People in Education Settings (highlighting changes - May 2019)

Guidance for Safer Working Practice - Covid addendum April 2020  

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


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)



Working with individuals vulnerable to extremism in education settings- practice guidance (North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership)

NYCSP Working with individuals vulnerable to extremism in education settings – Appendix 3 Prevent Self Assessment word template

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

Online Safety


Hate Incidents



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Safeguarding Officer (Education / LADO)

For concerns about adults working with children please contact the Duty LADO on 01609 533080