Safeguarding Children and Young People 

Please note if you are concerned about a child 

  • Where there are significant immediate concerns about the safety of a child, you should contact the police on 999 


Schools, Colleges and Early Years Settings 

This section provides links to statutory guidance and key safeguarding information for school, colleges and early years settings. For further advice and guidance regarding safeguarding practices and procedures you should access the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership website, which provides: 

  • Procedures, practice guidance and one minute guides for a comprehensive range of safeguarding themes 

  • Multi-agency training 

  • Learning from practice 


Statutory Guidance 

  1. Keeping children safe in education - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Working together to safeguard children - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Child abuse concerns: guide for practitioners - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Statutory policies for schools and academy trusts - GOV.UK ( 

  1. After-school clubs, community activities and tuition: safeguarding guidance for providers - GOV.UK ( 


Ofsted Guidance and Frameworks 

  1. School inspection handbook - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Early years inspection handbook - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Ofsted handbooks and frameworks - GOV.UK ( 

  1. Ofsted: schools and further education & skills (FES) ( 

  1. Ofsted: early years ( 


Useful Downloads and Documentation 

  1. What to do if you are worried about a child (NYSCP guidance) 

  1. Framework for decision-making: Right help, at the right time by the right person (Threshold guidance) 

  1. School Improvement - safeguarding advice – our NYES traded offer for schools 

  1. Training and Learning – safeguarding training – our NYES traded offer for schools 

  1. Annual safeguarding report for governing bodies template (2023 version

  1. Childminders safeguarding audit tool 

  1. Early Years safeguarding audit tool 

  1. School safeguarding audit tool  

  1. Overview of statutory and recommended school policies template (2023 version