Information for People Working with Children
Safeguarding help for schools & organisations
All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding polices and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm.
Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016
The government has recently updated and published new statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
Statutory guidance sets out what schools must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.
This guidance applies to all schools and is for:
- headteachers, teachers and staff
- governing bodies, proprietors and management committees
It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.
All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. Part 1 of the guidance is also available as a standalone document.
To access these guidance documents click here
For more information and resources for your school or organisation please click on the link below: