Keeping children safe in education
This page has been compiled to support schools & colleges in meeting the Keeping Children Safe in Education requirements and whilst not intended to be exhaustive, seeks to provide easy access to a key documents and resources.
The Department for Education (DfE) has recently published 2 new guidance documents on keeping children safe in education, which will come into effect on 3 September 2018. Schools and colleges must continue to have regard to Keeping children safe in education 2016 until this point. The NSPCC has published a briefing on the key updates.
Work based learners and the Prevent statutory duty
Staffing & Employment Advice for Schools
Working together to safeguard children (March 2015)
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: advice for practitioners (March 2015)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Model Policy (awaiting update)
Specific safeguarding issues
Preventing & tackling bullying
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: the role of schools
Phoenix education guidance – secondary schools (pdf) – educating young people at secondary school about the dangers of child sexual exploitation.
Phoenix education guidance – primary schools (pdf) – educating primary-age pupils about positive relationships and online safety.
DfE: Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
Peer on Peer Abuse Toolkit
Papyrus: Suicide Prevention Guide for Schools
Childnet: Internet safety resources for teachers
Children's Commissioner free resources Digital Citizenship: Young people's rights on social media Teaching pack for 7-11 year olds Teaching pack for 11 to 14 year olds Teaching pack for 14 to 16 year olds
Trust Me: Exploring Critical Thinking Online
360 degree safe, free online safety self-review tool for schools
NSPCC The risks of sexting
Sexting in schools & colleges: Responding to incidents & safeguarding young people
UK Safer Internet Centre Responding to and managing sexting incidents: updated advice for schools
Alcohol Education Trust free resources for teachers
FGM mandatory reporting duty
Department for Education: school and college behaviour and attendance
Children missing education:statutory guidance for local authorities (September 2016)
Safeguarding teaching resources
CME Educational Resource Pack
Short films and resource packs
Speak out. Stay safe. (formerly Childline Schools Service)
educate against hate
FGM teaching resources & lesson plans
Alright Charlie:for use with children aged 9-11 in primary schools. Resource aims to highlight the warning signs of grooming in an age appropriate way.
Allegations management - local information
NSPCC:Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool