Allegations against staff (including low-level concerns) policy: model

Use and adapt our statement of procedures (which you'll find in appendix 3 of our model child protection policy) for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff, including low-level concerns.

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Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Free schools
Independent schools
Sixth-form colleges
Further education
Pupil referral units
Non-maintained special schools
  1. Refer to appendix 3 of our model safeguarding policy
  2. Changes for KCSIE 2023

Refer to appendix 3 of our model safeguarding policy

All schools are required to have a statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff. Our model child protection and safeguarding policy includes a model statement in appendix 3.

If you don't want to use our full safeguarding policy, or prefer to keep a separate policy on dealing with allegations of abuse made against staff, you can simply extract and adapt the model text in appendix 3.

Approved by Forbes Solicitors, this model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. 

Model policy: child protection and safeguarding (schools) DOC, 560.5 KB

All of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They're easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.

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