Last reviewed on 23 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 42478

You should co-operate with the published arrangements of the 3 local safeguarding partners.*

The following groups need to be aware of the arrangements and follow them:

  • Your senior leadership team
  • Your DSL
  • Your governing board

Your governing board should:

  • Make sure you have arrangements setting out clearly the process and principles for sharing information within your school/trust, and with the 3 safeguarding partners and other organisations, agencies and practitioners as required
  • Be prepared to supply specified information as requested by the 3 safeguarding partners
  • Understand the local criteria for action and local protocol for assessment, and makes sure these are reflected in your school/trust's own policies and procedures

Contribute to multi-agency working in line with statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguarding Children Allow access to the school by children's social care to conduct, or consider whether to conduct, statutory assessments under the Children Act 1989 Inform the local authority of any pupil who fails