Keeping children Safe


Safeguarding responsibilities

Schools have a statutory duty to protect children in their care. They must have:

    • a current safeguarding policy reflecting current legislation and guidance
    • child protection procedures
    • a designated lead for child protection - both on the board of trustees and in the senior management team
    • safe recruitment processes

The school environment must be a safe place for children. And schools must ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children.

Staff should receive training in how to identify and respond to child protection concerns.


The NSPCC has a wealth of information on it's website. Here are some of the important pages that might offer support.

Talking PANTS- teach your child the underwear rule without using scary words.

pdf booklet to download for parents

Pdf booklet for children:

Online safety: