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Schools

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make their approach child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

School and college staff are particularly important, as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.

The page, and the following pages, have been designed to pull together a range of information that will be useful for schools and colleges in terms of safeguarding children and young people.

School Safeguarding and Child Protection Template Policies

Please click the following links to access the templates

School CP Policy Template - Sept. 17 (pdf 1.4mb opens in a new window)

 School CP Policy Table of Changes (pdf 15.98kb opens in a new window)

 School Allegation Management Sept 16 Template (pdf 760KB opens in a new window)

School Safeguarding Whistle Blowing Guidance Sept 16 Template (pdf 771kb opens in a new window)

School Code of Conduct Sept 16 Template (pdf 745.08kb opens in a new window)

School Safeguarding Self Assessment and Audit

Statutory Guidance

Please click the following links to access statutory guidance relating to keeping children safe in schools and colleges.

 Keeping Children Safe in Education (pdf 829.99 opens in a new window)

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 (pdf 330.46 opens in a new window)

Ofsted and Safeguarding

Inspecting Safeguarding Aug 2016 (pdf 505.83 opens in a new window)

Inspecting Safeguarding August 2016 Changes (pdf 216.15 opens in a new window)

School Inspection Newsletter March 2017 (pdf 315.05kb opens in a new window)


Guidance and Resources

Please click the following links to access guidance and resources.

Transition - Inclusion In Schools Toolkit (pdf 1.63MB opens in a new window)

 Guidance for Safer Working Oct 15 (pdf 592.67kb opens in a new window)

Reasonable Force Guidance (pdf 658.25kb opens in a new window) 

Reasonable Force July 2013 (pdf 292.39kb opens in a new window)

Searching, Screening, Confiscation Advice (pdf 208.49kb opens in a new window)

Sexting - School Guidance 2016 (pdf 989.37kb opens in a new window)

E-Safety - Useful Links

Please click the following to access the link.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Contact for Advice

For information or advice regarding safeguarding in schools, please ring:
Tony Marsh, Child Protection Officer Schools/LADO on Tel: 01482 392139 or email: tony.marsh@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk