HR - Safeguarding

HR provides support and guidance to schools when dealing with staffing issues relating to safeguarding, including:-

  • Handling allegations against staff and associated guidance
  • Single central record information
  • Disqualification under the Childcare Act
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) guidance and documentation

Managing allegations against staff and volunteers

Guidance for Schools on Managing all Concerns/Allegations against those who work or volunteer with Children [MAAS] - updated December 2021 

Template form for reporting and responding to Low Level Concerns - December 2021

Managing Allegations Against Staff - Link to NY Safeguarding Children Partnership practice guidance

Single Central Record

Single Central Record - Template - Maintained Schools - April 2021

Single Central Record Guidance - Maintained Schools - April 2022

Single Central Record - Template - Academies, Independent and Free Schools - April 2021

Single Central Record Guidance - Academies, Independent and Free Schools - April 2021

Safer Recruitment and SCR training - Questions and Answers - March 2021

Risk Assessment Decision Sheet (NYCC)

Risk Assessment Decision Sheet (Academy)

Disqualification under the Childcare Act

Childcare Disqualification Self-declaration Form - September 2021

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 - Statutory guidance for LA's and Schools - August 2018 

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 - Guidance for Schools - August 2018

DBS guidance

DBS Contractor Guidance

Manager Verification Form - volunteers

Manager Verification Form - paid roles

Useful downloads

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2021

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)

Guidance for Safer Working Practice in an Educational Setting - May 2019