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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.

 

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 - Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges Sept 2016  (pdf 829kb opens in a new window)

Sexting in Schools and Colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people (pdf 989kb opens in a new window)


Local Guidance

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

The following template document is designed to be used by schools to form their Whistle Blowing Guidance.

Safeguarding in Education - Whistle Blowing Guidance (Word 905kb opens in a new window)

Whistle Blowing Police (Schools)  (Word 121kb opens in a new window)

ERSCB Online Safety Strategy (Pdf 202kb opens in a new window)

ERSCB Online Safety Guidance (Pdf 227kb opens in a new window)


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