Keeping children Safe
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 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/the-underwear-rule---guide-for-parents-new-brand.pdf