megaphone icon updated on 17 November 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Further education Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

Make sure your child protection policy reflects Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. If you previously adapted our model, use our summary of what's changed and why to help you decide what changes to make. If you have your own policy, use our checklist to make sure it covers everything it needs to.

Download our model policy

This model document is designed for you and your schools to adapt to suit your context. It incorporates a:

  • Child protection policy (which all schools must have)
  • Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff (which all schools must have)
  • Safer recruitment policy and procedures

Setting this policy

We've created it so that you can set certain parts of the policy centrally to keep things consistent across your trust – for example, with how information should be recorded, or how allegations of abuse against staff will be handled.

Please note: we've created our policy with primary and secondary schools in mind.