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Coronavirus addendum to your child protection policy: model
Download and adapt our model addendum to keep your school community up to date on your approach to safeguarding as more pupils return.
2 June 2020: we've updated our model addendum in line with the DfE's guidance on safeguarding children during COVID-19, which now reflects the phased return of more pupils back to school. If you adapted the previous version of our model, the changes to be aware of are:
- Section 1, updated scope and definition for vulnerable children
- Section 9 removed, as the updated vulnerable children definition accounted for these pupils
- Additions or changes to wording in section 3 and 6, and to what are now sections 10, 12.1, 13.1 and 14.2
Download our model addendum
Our model covers:
- The points recommended in the Department for Education's guidance on safeguarding children during COVID-19
- Other areas where your policy or procedures might change
This is an addendum to your current child protection policy, so where something isn't covered here, your usual policy will apply.
Approved by Forbes Solicitors, all of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They are easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.
Ann Marie Christian advised us on this policy. Ann Marie is an independent safeguarding consultant, trouble shooter, author and trainer. She provides consultancy for designated safeguarding leads, heads, senior leaders and governors. She has experience in frontline and managerial child protection matters including school improvement, casework and training.
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