Child protection concern formsTake a look at example safeguarding forms for recording child protection concerns and disclosures, from a local authority and schools. Plus, find a template spreadsheet you can download and use to track concerns and referrals in your school.
Conducting 'safe and well' checksFind out about conducting home visits to check on pupils’ welfare. Understand when and how to conduct ‘reasonable enquiries’ into a child’s whereabouts before removing them from the school roll.
EYFS safeguarding and welfare checklistUpdatedUse our checklist to help you make sure you're fulfilling the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the 2021 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
Gathering staff feedback on safeguarding: questionnaireIs there a staff questionnaire for views on a school’s approach to safeguarding? We worked with one of our associate education experts to create a questionnaire designed to gather staff feedback on a school's approach to safeguarding. We also link to further questionnaires.
How to prevent peer-on-peer abuseUnderstand what peer-on-peer abuse is and steps you can take to reduce the risk of it happening in your school. Find guidance and resources, and know where to go for extra support.
Managing safeguarding allegations against staffFrom the reporting process to recording the relevant information, know where to go to find the information you need when dealing with allegations of abuse made against staff members, including those you don't directly employ.
Online safety assembly resourcesWith children spending more time online, it’s vital that they know how to stay safe. Assemblies are a great way to raise awareness and prompt discussion. Here are some examples of assembly plans covering topics such as online safety and online identity.
Recording safeguarding information: guidance and templateFind out what safeguarding information you need to record, and use our templates to keep an up-to-date record of all safeguarding concerns raised, including child protection and general safeguarding concerns, and allegations involving staff.
Safeguarding auditAudit your current safeguarding arrangements to make sure you're up to date with the statutory safeguarding guidance in line with KCSIE 2021. Plus, get help reviewing the measures you have in place to safeguard pupils during COVID-19.
Safeguarding training requirementsAll staff should have safeguarding and child protection training. Find out what this should include, and how this differs for the DSL, headteacher, governors and volunteers. Use our Safeguarding Training Centre to help you save time and stay compliant.
Supervision meetings for EYFS staffEarly years providers must arrange for staff who work with children to have supervision, to support staff and make sure pupils are safeguarded effectively. Find out what the EYFS framework says about supervision and see how others are putting this into practice.
Visitor safeguarding protocolsYour school needs to develop its own procedures for identifying and supervising visitors. See examples of other schools' procedures to help develop your own.
DBS checks: contractorsRead our summary of when contractors need a DBS check and whether you're responsible for carrying it out.
DBS checks: renewalsDBS checks don't routinely need to be renewed. Find out when you should ask staff and volunteers to have a new check.
DBS checks: summary of requirementsDownload our summary and quickly identify who needs a DBS check, and what type they need. Plus, use our template risk assessment to decide whether to accept an existing DBS certificate, and find guidance on staff starting before their check comes through.
DBS checks: volunteersYou should carry out a risk assessment and use your professional judgement to determine what checks are needed for volunteers. Use our template to save you time creating your own.
DBS checks: work experience providersThe requirements for carrying out DBS checks on individuals supervising work experience depend on whether pupils are over or under 16. Read our summary to get to grips with these requirements.
Regulated activity in schoolsSchools must ensure that individuals in regulated activity are not barred from working with children, by carrying out a barred list check through the DBS. Read about what counts as regulated activity in a school, and what the exceptions are.
Section 128 checksMake sure you know who needs a section 128 check under the latest safeguarding guidance and how to carry one out. Understand what the check looks for and why it's important.
Self-declaration form: template and guidanceUse our template to help you collect self-declarations from shortlisted candidates during your recruitment process – you can adapt it based on the role you're recruiting for. Find out how to manage self-declarations appropriately.
How to organise pupil collection arrangementsThere are no laws on who can and can't collect pupils from school, or the age at which children can walk home alone. It’s up to you to decide how you want this to work in your school. Use our article to help you.
Peer-on-peer sexual abuse: how to respondLearn how to manage reports of peer-on-peer sexual violence and harassment in your school. Use our risk assessment to help you with your next steps, and display our poster so all staff know what to do if a child makes a disclosure.
School lettings: safeguardingFind out who is responsible for making sure safeguarding arrangements are in place when letting school premises to third parties, including PTAs. Be clear on where you stand with DBS checks, the Prevent duty and setting safeguarding expectations with hirers.
Tackling sexism and sexual harassment: staff self-assessmentIt's vital your staff can recognise and respond quickly and effectively to incidents of sexism and sexual harassment between pupils. Use our self-assessment tool as a starting point to gauge staff confidence, training needs and next steps in this area.
The Prevent dutySave time by reading our summary of your responsibilities under the Prevent duty in just one page. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
The Prevent duty: your responsibilitiesAll schools must comply with the Prevent duty. Understand your responsibilities, why staff training should be tailored to your school's context and learn how Ofsted inspects the Prevent duty.