National Guidance - click on the title to go to the main
Keeping Children Safe - September 2016
Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance
from the DfE is statutory. It has been revised and the new
document comes into force in September 2016. It can be viewed and
Please find e learning poster
attached for downloading , printing off and display in staff rooms
etc. All courses are free provided the
course is completed within 4-5 weeks of registration. The E
learning courses can be access via phone, tablet, desktop, while at
home or at work and you can stop and start the package to
suit yourself. Once you pass the test you can download
and print off a certificate for your own records and those of your
manager or setting.
Keeping Children safe in Education - Statutory guidance for schools
Keeping children safe in education - Information for all school and
Keeping children safe in education: childcare disqualification
requirements - supplementary advice
Children Missing Education - September 2016
Updated guidance on identifying children who are missing
education and helping them get back into it. Changes have
been made to help local authorities and schools in England meet the
recent changes to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England)
Regulations 2006. Key points include: children missing education
are at significant risk of being victims of harm, exploitation or
radicalisation; effective information sharing between parents,
schools and local authorities is critical to ensuring that all
children of compulsory school age are safe and receiving suitable
Further information: Children
missing education: statutory guidance for local authorities:
September 2016 (PDF)
Online service for schools to give to parents tips and advice
on preparing their children for adult life
Launch of a new online service for schools to
give parents tips and advice on preparing their children for adult
life. It covers a range of issues including: online safety;
spotting the signs of self-harm and having a healthy body
The new online tool for schools to give parents advice and tips on
preparing their children for adult life.
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused: advice
for practitioners - March 2015
New advice for professionals on identifying and responding to
child abuse. It replaces the previous version of ‘What to do if
you’re worried a child is being abused’ (2006).
What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: advice for
Information Sharing - updated March 2015
Advice for safeguarding professionals on information sharing.
The advice explains relevant legislation and includes key
principles and practicalities of sharing personal information .
This advice replaces ‘Information sharing: guidance for
practitioners and managers’ (2008).
Information Sharing -
Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing
safeguarding services (PDF).
Working Together to safeguard children - March 2015
The Department for Education has published a
revised version of the Working together to safeguard
children guidance. Changes include: guidance on notifiable
incidents and a definition of serious harm.
Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency
working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Setting up and improving counselling services
Guidance about setting up and improving counselling services for
schools in England. Advice includes: counselling should be part of
a whole school commitment to improving mental health and
well-being, and pupils should be involved in the development and
evaluation of the service.
Counselling in schools: a blueprint for the future (PDF).
Keeping children safe in education: key
The NSPCC has published a briefing on Keeping children safe in
education (2016), which will come into force for schools in England
on 5 September 2016. Key changes from the 2015 guidance include:
reporting female genital mutilation (FGM) is now a mandatory
requirement for teachers; the importance of online safety is
highlighted; sexting is specifically mentioned as a form of peer on
peer abuse which schools should have procedures in place to deal
with. More detail on sexting will be added to the guidance before
of key changes to Keeping children safe in education
Date: 17 June 2016
on key updates to statutory guidance for schools in England -
Keeping children safe in education (2016) (PDF)
Ofsted - Safeguarding Children and young people and and young
vulnerable adults policy - this link will take you to Ofsted’s
policy on identifying and responding to concerns regarding the
safeguarding and protection of children and young people, with a
specific section on protection of vulnerable adults
The FGM reporting duty for Health and Social Care professionals
and Teachers came into force on 31 October 2015 for more
information please go to the FGM page
in this section
Local guidance - click on the relevant document to go to the
draft template which you can then adapt for your school
Annual Report Template
Model Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy for Schools -
updated February 2017
Please see attached a draft updated safeguarding children policy
which you can download and adapt to your school - the updates are
In RED so that schools can easily identify them - remember to
save your policy. Click
here for the draft policy
Annual Safeguarding Audit template
here to go to the audit template
Safeguarding Incident Form
Incident Form - click here to download
Safeguarding Leaflet for visitors
here for the leaflet
This information will help you identify the
right Safeguarding Children course to attend. There is
further reference to the underpinning legal framework at the
end of this document.
If you still require further help please
To book onto courses go to http://www.centralbedscpd.co.uk/
and enter via the lilac safeguarding button.
National guidance, training and support
The NSPCC have recently published a number of helpful Briefing
Papers on the theme of how schools, colleges and academies may
protect children from neglect; sexual abuse; sexting; sexual
exploitation and grooming and entrapment.
Please click on the guidance here.
Recommended adult to child ratios
The NSPCC offers guidance on appropriate levels of supervision
for children and young people. This includes advice on: adult to
child ratios; toilet ratios; first aid ratios; travelling ratios.
Please here to go to the relevant page on the NSPCC website
Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT)
The NSPCC and the Times Educational Supplement have produced a
free Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT) which
enables school safeguarding leads to audit their school's current
safeguarding arrangements and supports them to make changes and
identify areas for developments.
Click here for the Self-Assessment Tool
Safeguarding resource and training package for trustees
Are you a trustee, director, board member, governor or committee
member of a charity, trust or association that works with children?
If so, then
this resource is perfect for you and your colleagues.
Staying safe online
Childnet has published guidance to help schools develop
effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to
cyberbullying. It has also produced a toolkit for discussing online
safety issues in PSHE lessons with students aged 11-14.
Date: 28 November 2016
Further information: Cyberbullying:
understand, prevent and respond: guidance for schools
Crossing the line: PSHE
Lesson Plan and classroom guidance for teachers on helping
children stay safe online
The NSPCC has launched free Share Aware lesson plans and
classroom guidance for teachers on helping children to stay safe
online. These teaching resources have received the PSHE Association
quality assurance mark.
Share Aware -
resources for schools and teachers 10 November 2015
Child protection in education
online introductory course is aimed at all staff, including
volunteers, who work with children in schools and colleges.
Today, the National Crime Agency, has launched a
campaign for parents to deal with an increase in young people
sharing nude selfies.
To give parents the tools to deal with these
issues and reduce the dangers of sexting, CEOP have created a
series of short animations entitled
‘Nude selfies: What parents and carers need to know’. The new
Thinkuknow films are
packed with information and advice on helping parents to advise
children about avoiding taking risks online, knowing what’s safe
and what’s not, and where to get help if anything goes wrong.
The four films are available to
watch for free online, cover the following issues:
- Film 1: Helps parents and carers
understand the reasons why young people create and share nude or
nearly nude images.
- Film 2: Helps parents and carers learn
about effective strategies for talking to your child about nude or
nearly nude images.
- Film 3: Helps parents and carers
understand how to respond if your child discloses that they have
shared nude or nearly nude images by risk assessing the different
contexts in which images may be shared.
- Film 4: Helps parents and carers learn
about how to get help and support if your child shares nude or
nearly nude images.
If you’re a teacher or trainer, you can download
the animations and accompanying guidance pack which will provide
you with everything you need to deliver a session with families
Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent
From: Department for Education
First published: 1 July 2015
Part of: Schools: departmental advice, Running a school or
college, Schools, colleges and children's services and Safeguarding
Click on this link to go to the full document.
How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and
Briefing note for schools
FREE awareness raising on line package produced by the College
of Policing – not safeguarding specific but helpful that can be
accessed via this link:
Prevent online training and enables you to print out
Certificates to confirm you have undertaken the course. The website
is Foundation Online Learning http://www.foundationonline.org.uk/
and offers the following:
- Prevent for Governors and Board
- Prevent for support staff
- prevent for practitioners
- Prevent for leaders and
Safeguarding in education self-assessment tool
This free tool, launched by the NSPCC in partnership with the
TES, will help schools to audit their current safeguarding
The Safer Recruitment Consortium (NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull
Foundation, CAPE and NASS) has published updated guidance to assist
schools in developing their staff code of conduct / staff behaviour
for safer working practice for those working with children and
young people in education settings - October 2015
Use of Photos on websites and in other publications
The use of photos on websites and in other publications poses
direct and indirect risks to children and young people.
Organisations wishing to use images of the children they work with
or are otherwise in contact with must therefore have a policy in
place to safeguard the children involved.
Please click here for further guidance