Last reviewed on 7 July 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Further education Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

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.

Refer to appendix 3 of our model safeguarding policy

Our model child protection and safeguarding policy includes a model statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff 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 and your schools to adapt. 

The requirement

You're required to have a statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff. It's also mentioned in Keeping Children Safe in Education that you should make sure there are procedures in place for dealing with such allegations.

As the employer of all staff, we recommend you set this policy centrally

If you've previously adapted our model, we've