Specific safeguarding issues
- Child-on-child sexual abuse: how to respond Learn how to manage reports of child-on-child 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.
- How to organise pupil collection arrangements There 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.
- School lettings: safeguarding Find 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-assessment It'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.
- Talking to pupils about sexism, sexual harassment and assault It can be tricky to talk to pupils about sensitive topics. Use our guidance to set up discussion groups and get honest reflections from your pupils – it’s one step towards tackling sexism and sexual harassment in your school.
- The Prevent duty Save time by reading our summary of your responsibilities under the Prevent duty in just 1 page. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
- The Prevent duty: your responsibilities All 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.