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's 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, setting safeguarding expectations and handling any allegations.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.