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  • Child protection concern forms Are there forms for reporting child protection concerns? We refer to examples of forms for recording child protection or safeguarding concerns and disclosures from LAs and schools. You will also find a spreadsheet you can download and use to record child protection referrals in your school.
  • Conducting 'safe and well' checks Find out about conducting home visits to check on pupils’ welfare. Understand your duty when conducting ‘reasonable enquiries’ into a child’s whereabouts before removing them from the school roll.
  • EYFS safeguarding and welfare checklist Use our checklist to help you make sure you're fulfilling the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It's based on the 2017 EYFS framework, and also applies to early adopters of the 2021 reforms.
  • Gathering staff feedback on safeguarding: questionnaire Is 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 abuse Understand what peer-on-peer abuse is, and take these steps to reduce the risk of it happening in your school. Find guidance and resources, and know where to go for extra support.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education: changes from September 2020 A new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education came into force on 1 September. Find out what's changed and what you need to know.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education: proposed changes from September 2021 The DfE is consulting on proposed changes to KCSIE, after dropping an earlier consultation in March 2020. There's no new statutory requirements proposed - most of the proposals clarify and expand on existing guidance. See our full list of what's likely to be changing.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education: summary Read our summary to find out about the main points in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020, and to know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding in the statutory guidance.
  • Online safety assembly resources With 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.
  • Online safety: how to review your approach Find out how to audit your approach to pupil online safety to make sure it complies with DfE statutory guidance.
  • Online safety: requirements and guidance Understand what arrangements you should have in place to keep pupils safe online, and get further resources to help you manage online safety in your school.
  • Recording general safeguarding issues: guidance and template Record general safeguarding issues in your school so that you can spot trends and concerns to keep pupils safe. Opt for an online system to record digitally or download our template for a paper-based approach.
  • Recording safeguarding information: guidance and template Find out what safeguarding information you need to record, and use our template to keep an up-to-date record of all safeguarding concerns raised, including allegations involving staff.
  • Reporting safeguarding allegations Know when to report allegations against staff to the local authority designated officer (LADO), and what to do if you need to consider allegations against staff who you don't directly employ.
  • Role of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) Understand the DSL's responsibilities, what training they need and what to consider when determining how much time your DSL needs for their role.
  • Safeguarding audit Audit your current safeguarding arrangements to make sure you're up to date with the statutory safeguarding guidance. Plus, get help reviewing the measures you have in place to safeguard pupils during COVID-19.
  • Safeguarding notices for visitors Are there any examples of safeguarding notices for visitors? This article highlights safeguarding notices for visitors in primary and secondary schools. These include guidance on procedures and reporting concerns. We also link to articles related to this topic.
  • Safeguarding training requirements All staff should have safeguarding and child protection training. Find out what this should include, and how this differs for the DSL, headteachers, governors and volunteers. Use our Safeguarding Training Centre to help you save time and stay compliant.
  • Supervision meetings for EYFS staff Early 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 protocols Your school needs to develop its own procedures for identifying and supervising visitors. See examples of other schools' procedures to help develop your own.