Child protection concern formsAre 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' checksIs there guidance on conducting 'safe and well' checks? We relay advice on schools' responsibilities relating to home visits to check on pupils’ welfare. You will also find guidance on schools’ and LAs’ duty to conduct ‘reasonable enquiries’ into a child’s whereabouts before removing them from roll.
EYFS safeguarding and welfare checklistIs there a checklist of welfare requirements for the EYFS? We have created a checklist for schools to use to ensure they are fulfilling the safeguarding and welfare requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The KeyDoc is based on the 2017 version of the statutory 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 abuseTake these steps to reduce the risk of peer-on-peer abuse happening in your school. Get guidance and resources, and know where to go for extra support.
Keeping Children Safe in Education: summaryRead 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 resourcesAre there any plans available for an e-safety assembly? We link to examples of assembly plans on the topic of online safety for both primary and secondary schools. The plans cover matter such as online awareness, Safer Internet Day, and social media.
Recording general safeguarding issuesIs there a proforma for recording general safeguarding concerns? We worked with 2 of our associate education experts to create a downloadable KeyDoc form for recording general concerns about keeping pupils safe in school. We also relay guidance on recording accidental incidents involving pupils.
Reporting safeguarding allegationsKnow 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.
Safeguarding auditAudit your current safeguarding arrangements to make sure you're compliant. Use our template to help you.
Safeguarding notices for visitorsAre 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 requirementsAll 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 staffEarly years providers must arrange for staff who work with children to have supervision meetings, to support them and ensure pupils are safeguarded effectively. Read this article to see what the EYFS framework says, and find out how others are putting this into practice.
Visitors: asking for identificationMust we ask visitors for photo ID? You don't have see photo ID for visitors, but it's good practice to do so. We outline guidance from LAs on identifying visitors. You will also find examples of visitor procedures from schools.